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Return to: 20th Century U. S. Imprints in the Smith Collection

The portion of this website in front of you brings together in preliminary fashion a variety of lists and descriptions for United States Miniature Books published during the Twentieth Century. The books have then been organized by press or publisher as described in Robert C. Bradbury’s Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books (No. Clarendon, Vermont: The Microbibliophile, 2000). This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the press or publisher described below. The descriptions generally follow Bradbury’s format: Author. Title. Imprint (if it varies from the heading), date. Size in inches. Number of pages. Brief physical description. Illustrations note. Copy # of [##] copies.

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Bondy, Louis. Small is Beautiful. Morro Bay, CA: Tabula Rasa Press, 1987. 40pp. 2-5/8″ x 2-5/16″. Colophon: This book was designed typeset, printed and bound by Tabula Rasa Press, of Morro Bay, California, on a commission from the Miniature Book Society. The entire edition consists of 400 copies. A speech delivered by Mr. Bondy at the Grand Conclave III at Burbank, California, 1985. Edited with a preface by Msgr. Francis J. Weber. No copies were for sale, but were distributed to members of the Miniature Book Society in August, 1987. Bound in navy fabricoid with marbled endpapers. Title and author stamped in gold on the front cover. Gold design also stamped on the spine. B20th 1.

Canoso, Michael. Bethlehem ’97: Keepsake Conclave XV. 2″ x 3″. Navy cloth over board with blue paper speckled with silver and gold on front. Title and star on cover. Blank book. Signed by Michael Canoso. From Conclave held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1997.

Collins, Evron S. Grande Dame.Cleveland: Miniature Book Society, 2003. 2 x 2 5/8″, not paged. Light blue cloth. An essay on Ruth Adomeit. Printed by John Henry at his Cedar Creek Press. One of 400 copies. Gift of the Society.

Collins, Evron S. Williamsburg and Printing. 4 1/4″ x 3″. Prepared for the Grand Conclave held in Williamsburg, Virginia in October 1991. Blue paper cover with Williamsburg, Virginia on front.

Hildreth, Don. Bibliography of the Ash Ranch Press. Miniature Book Society, 1993. 32 pp. 2-11/16″ x 2-7/8″. Colophon: Photocomposed at Valley Graphics by Robert R. Cole, Jr. using 8 point Cochin and Cochin Italic. Printed at International Graphics on Mohawk Tomahawk paper. Handbound by Donald Brady. Marbled endpaper design by Diane Maurer. Designed and produced by Rebecca Saady Bingham for the Miniature Book Society, Inc., in an edition of 500 copies. Bound in black cloth with a metal plate with The Ash Ranch Press, Est. 1984 on the cover. Title stamped in gold on the spine. B20th 2.

Lindemann, Carolyn Y. Many Littles Make a Much. Cleveland: Miniature Book Society, 2004. 2 x 2 5/8″, not paged. Copies bound in red skiver and yellow cloth, both stamped in gold. Two of 400 copies printed by John Henry at his Cedar Creek Press. Gift of the Society.