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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.

Mosaic Press

Cincinnati, OH

1976-

Irwin, Miriam Owen. Lute and Lyre. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1977. 48 pp. 1 1/8″ x 7/8″. Colophon: Hand bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery, Inc. Lithographed by Young and Klein, Inc. Fifteen illustrations by Barbara urban. Each instrument is illustrated with an actual 6th Century literary or art reference. Bound in white with gold embossed title on spine, gilded top edge. Marbled end papers. B20th 6.

Irwin, Miriam. Forty is Fine. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1977. 48 pp. 1 1/8″ x 7/8″. Colophon: Hand bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery, Inc. Lithographed by Young and Klein, Inc. Bound in dark green leatherette with gold stamping. 979 copies. B20th 7.

Test, Robert N. To Remember Me . Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1979. 48 pp. 15/16 ” x ¾”. Illustrated by Cynthia Kintzer, translated by Michael Fournier. Signed by author. B20th 17/2867.

Irwin, Miriam Owen. (editor). Arachnids. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1979. 48 pp. 1 1/8″ x 7/8″. Colophon: Typeset in Century Textbook by Gary Wooten of House of Type, Reading, Ohio. Hand bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati bindery, Inc. Drawings of spiders. White leatherette cover stamped in black. B20th 18.

Turber, Sue. Folk Cures. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1979. 48 pp. 1 15/16″ x 1 3/8″. Colophon: Hand bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery Inc. Printing arranged by F. James Geers & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Typeset in Century Textbook by Linda C. Hiteman House of Type, Reading, Ohio. Written by Sue Turber using notes taken from a distant relative, a Kentucky physician in the late 1800’s. This book is bound in century old marbled paper over boards with a red leather spine. Title stamped in gold on the spine. B20th 22.

McIntyre, Joan. All’s Well. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1981. 48 pp. 15/16″ x 3/4″. Colophon: Typeset in Souvenir Light by Linda C. Hiteman at house of Type. Printing arranged by F. James Geers &Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. No. 20 of 50. Hand bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery, Inc. Sterling silver cover designed and made by Stuart Nedelman. In honor of the Tricentennial Celebration of the city of Philadelphia, 1682-1982. A photoengraved sterling silver plate with a black lacquer design of the Liberty Bell embedded in navy blue leather and hand bound by Hugo Grummich. Title stamped on spine, edges silver gilded. B20th 35.

Campbell, Harriet. Children’s Literature. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1981. (64) pp. 15/16″ x ¾”. Colophon: Typeset in English Times by Linda C. Hiteman at House of Type. Printing arranged by F. James Geers & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Hand-bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery, Inc. Illustrated by Frank Campione. B20th 42.

Dilley, Romilda. Mrrarr and Me. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1982. (48) pp. 2″ x 1 1/2″. Colophon: Typeset in Tiffany Light by Linda C. Hiteman, House of Type. Printing arranged by F. James Geers & Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Written and illustrated by Romilda Dilley and signed by her. Hand bound in orange synthetic with black title and vignette on cover and title on spine. Enclosed inside a cream colored dust jacket with title on spine and on front cover along with an illustration all printed in black. B20th 56.

Dilley, Romilda. Snared by Snarling S’s. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1982. (48) pp. 2″ x 1 1/2″. Colophon: Typeset in Century text by Linda C. Hiteman, House of Type. Printing arranged by F. James Geers & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Book cover design by Louise Bange. Hand bound in red cloth with cover design in black and white stamping and title in black. B20th 68.

Irwin, Miriam Owen. Silver Bindings. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1983. 48 pp. 3″ x 2 3/8″. Colophon: Cover design by Louise Bange. Printing arranged by F. James Geers & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Typeset in Century Schoolbook by Jay Kathman at Quality Typesetting Cincinnati, Ohio. Hand bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery, Inc. Published in honor of the First Grand Conclave of Miniature Book Publishers held in September 1983 near Tipp City, Ohio. Bound in black cloth over boards with design on the front cover and title on spine both stamped in silver. B20th 74.

Sweeney, Bobby. Rookwood. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1983. (48) pp. 3″ x 2 3/8″. Colophon: Cover design by Louise Bange. Printing arranged by F. James Geers & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Hand bound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery, Inc. Typeset in Century Schoolbook by Viola J. Schoff Quality Typesetting, Cincinnati, Ohio. Illustrated by Susan Yockey Sprague. Hand bound in black cloth over boards with title stamped on the spine and a design on the front cover both stamped in silver. B20th 80.

Rawnsley, Ellis. Roses. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1983. (32) pp. 15/16″ x ¾”. Colophon: Cover design by Louise Bange. Handbound by Hugo Grummich at the Cincinnati Bindery, Inc. Typeset in Bookman Light by Linda C. Hiteman House of Type. Printing arranged by F. James Geers and Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. Printed in USA. Dated Nov 29, 1983, No. 16 of 50. Signed by Rawnsley. Illustrated by Romilda Dilley. In Cream with rose flowered boards. B20th 81.

Irwin, Miram Owen. Directory of Miniature Book Publishers, Booksellers and Binders. Cincinnati, OH: Mosiac Press, 1983. 21 pp. 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. B20th: Not listed.

Orr, Carolyn Grabhorn. Scrimshaw. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, 1986. (48) pp. 15/16″ x 3/4″. Deluxe copies blind stamped leather with ivory plaque on front cover. B20th 90.

Gift Tags: Compliments of Mosaic Press. USA, 1983. Illustration by Romilda Dilley from the Miniature book of “A Small Book of Herbs”. B20th: Not listed.

Short and Sweet Post Cards. Cincinnati, OH: Mosaic Press, n.d. 6 cards. 7/8″ x 1 12/16″. Light blue miniature cards with dark blue print in upper left corner. B20th: Not listed.