Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Perky Co.

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.

Perky Co.

Newport Beach, CA


Nichols, Loyal T. Pax in Any Language Spells U.N. Newport Beach, CA: Perky Co, 1984. 27 pp. 3″ x 2 1/2″. COLOPHON: Letterpress by Castle Press, gilt cloth boards. This book was printed in the year of the 1984 California Olympics in an edition of 200 copies. This is copy #11. Contains 4 colored flag illustrations. The flag of the United States is enclosed in a clear plastic case and affixed to page 6. Bound in light blue cloth with the title stamped in gold on the front cover. Inside front cover is signed by the author with a brief message. B20th 1.