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Piping Rock 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.

Piping Rock Press

Tiburon, CA


A La Claire Fontaine. Tiburon, CA: Piping Rock Press, 1972. (20) pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/8″. Text printed in French in red on blue paper. Illustrated by Marcie Collin, the printer. #19 of 50 copies. Contains a Stanley Marcus bookplate affixed to the front inside cover. Bound in pink marbled paper over boards with a blue paper spine. A paper flower label is affixed to the front cover. B20th 1.