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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Permanent 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.

Permanent Press

Tampa, FL

Confucius. The Nine Tests. Tampa, FL: Permanent Press, n.d. (16) pp. 3″ x 2 5/16″. Colophon: This miniature book was hand set in Bodoni and printed on Scott Offset Regular, with a tipped-in frontispiece printed on Japanese ‘Hanshi’ rice paper, using a 19th century 8×12 Old Style Chandler & Price press. It is hand bound in Crantex fabric. A limited edition by Mary and Picot Floyd, 1307 Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606. Bound in green patterned Crantex fabric over boards with title label pasted on the front cover. B20th 1.