Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Mountain House 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.

Mountain House Press

Chillicothe, OH/p>


Hunter, Dard. The Making of Books: The Lost Art of Making Books, Ancient Paper Making, Seventeenth Century Type-Making. Four vols. Chillicothe, OH: Mountain House Press, 1987. (56) pp. 1 7/8″ x 1 5/16″. Paper made by Dard Hunter in Lime Rock, CT in 1932, gilt leather by Gray Parrot, gilt leather slipcase. Frontispiece in each volume. 50 copies. B20th 1.