Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Minikin Press

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.

Minikin Press

Carlton, OR


Kelso, T. McMillian. A Trip to Mt. Rainer in 1899. Carlton, OR: Minikin Press, 1985. (24)pp. 2 15/16″ x 2 3/8″. Colophon: Of this special edition of A Trip To Mt. Rainier in 1899 twenty-six copies printed in Cochin Light on Hayle handmade paper have been designed and printed by Earle Henness and Max Marbles. The illustrations have been engraved in wood by Sarah Chamberlain. this is lettered copy S. Signed Max Marbles. The binding in marbled paper over boards with the special copies, which this is, in full leather with marbled end papers. One engraving illustrated the mountain and the other is a bird’s eye view folding map. B20th 1.

President Jefferson Writes Captain Lewis, a Letter of Instructions. Carlton, OR: Minikin Press, 1986. (44)pp. 2 15/16″ x 2 3/8″. Colophon: Of this edition of Jefferson’s Letter to Lewis twenty-six copies printed in Original Old Caslon on Hayle handmade paper have been designed and printed by Max Marbles, and Earle Henness. The illustrations has been etched by Max Marbles. This is lettered copy C. Signed Max Marbles. This is bound in full leather with marbled end papers. Other binding is marbled paper over boards. 2 color title page. 36 pages. B20th 2.