Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Peacock Press

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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.

Peacock Press

Berkeley, CA

1964-1967

Tales from Mother Goose, Compiled by a Peacock. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1964. 6 pp. 3″ x 2-3/4″. Colophon: Printed by The Peacocks for Nicole Rowell and Celestica Nagai, March 1964. Of this book two hundred copies have been printed. Illustrated frontispiece of a proud peacock. A Stanley Marcus bookplate is affixed to the inside cover. Text is printed in blue and bound in a light gray paper wrapper with the title printed in blue on the front cover. Tied with a blue and silver string. B20TH 1/2848.

Blake, William. Selections from William Blake. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1964. (20) pp. 3″ x 2 3/4″. Colophon: Of this book 300 copies have been printed. May 1964. This is copy number 179. L.C. Card No. 64-22398. Text contains selections from William Blake. Bound in a light blue-grey paper wrapper with the title printed on the front cover in blue. Text is bound together by a silver entwined blue thread. Text printed in blue on light yellow tinted paper. B20th 2/445.

John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1964. 16 pp. 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Colophon: Printed for Caroline and John John. Of this book 250 copies have been printed. This is copy number 190. July 1964. Bound in light gray paper wrapper tied together by a burgundy string. A Kennedy Keepsake is stamped in burgundy on the front cover. A Stanley Marcus bookplate is affixed to the inside front cover. Text printed in red and black. B20th 3/1646.

Whitecloud, Tom. An Indian Prayer. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1964. 12 pp. 3 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. Colophon: Set by hand in 10 point Baskerville type. This book has been issued in an edition of 600 copies. August 1964. Text printed in green and on right side only. Title page printed in reddish brown ink. Bound in bright yellow-orange paper wrapper with title and author printed in reddish brown ink on the front cover. Tied together by a green string. B20th 5/3248.

Donne, John. No Man is an Island. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1964. 8 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Set by hand in 10 point Baskerville type. This book has been issued in an edition of 600 copies. August 1964. Bound in gray paper wrapper with title and author printed in red on the front cover. Tied with a red string. A Stanley Marcus bookplate is affixed to the inside cover. B20th 6/938.

Campbell, Agnes H. Peacock Fable, Number One. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1964. 14 pp. 3 1/4 x 2 3/4″. Letterpress, printed paper wrappers. Set by hand in 10 point Baskerville type. This book has been issued in an edition of 600 copies. August 1964. This is copy number 27. B20th 7/578.

Day, Clarence. Books. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1965. 4 leaves. 3″ x 2 3/4″. Colophon: Set by hand in 10 point Baskerville type. This book has been issued in an edition of 750 copies. January 1965. This is copy #147. Text printed on right side only. Bound in red paper wrapper and tied by a black and gold string. Title, author, and press stamped in gold on the front cover. A bookplate of Raymond A. Smith is affixed to the inside cover. B20th 8/876.

Campbell, Agnes H. Peacock Fable, Number Two. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1965. 16 pp. 3″ x 2 3/4″. Letterpress, printed paper wrappers. Set by hand in 10 point Baskerville type. This book has been issued in an edition of 350 copies. March 1965. This is copy number 38. B20th 9/579.

Penn, William. Time. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1965. 8 pp. 2 1/4″ x 2 3/8″. Colophon: Of this miniature 500 copies have been printed for private distribution only. March 1965. Text printed in green and on right side only. Bound in green and blue marbled paper wrapper and tied with a green string. Title and author printed in black on the front cover . B20th 10/2300.

Campbell, Agnes H. Peacock Fables, Number Three. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1967. 16 pp. 3″ x 2 3/4″. Set in hand in 10 point Baskerville type. This book has been issued in an edition of 350 copies. February 1967. B20th 11/580.

Donne, John. All Mankind is of One Author. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1967. 8 pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Colophon: Set by hand in 10 point Baskerville type. This book has been issued in an edition of 350 copies. April 1967. Text printed in burgundy and on the right side only. French-folded paper bound in a light gray paper wrapper and tied with a burgundy string. B20th 13/935.

Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965. Berkeley, CA: Peacock Press, 1967. 10 pp. 3″ x 2 3/4″. Colophon: From a Speech on receiving the London Times Literary Award, 1949. Printed in an edition of 350 copies, May 1967. Contains a US 5-cent stamp of Churchill as a frontispiece. Bound in blue paper with title stamped in a wine color on the front and tied together by a wine colored string. B20th 14.