Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Corenne Placek

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.

Corenne Placek


Aldis, Dorothy. Poems from Everything and Anything. Nebraska: Corenne Placek, n.d. 14 pp. 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″. Colophon: This selection of Poems from Everything and Anything, by Dorothy Aldis, is printed with the permission of the Author. The booklet was designed, illustrated with woodcuts and printed by Corenne Placek in an edition of fifty copies. 1928. Permission to publish these poems from EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING by Dorothy Aldis has been granted by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 1981. #14 out of 60 copies. Bound in marbled paper over boards with a orange-brown colored cloth spine. B20th 1.

Field, Eugene. The Duel. Nebraska: Corenne Placek, 1978. (10) pp. 1 3/8″ x 1 1/4″. Colophon: This booklet was designed, set in type, illustrated with wood engravings, and printed by me, Corenne Placek, in the Department of Printing Arts, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, November, 1927. Reduced and printed in 1978. This is #71 out of 100 copies. Bound in stiff light tan paper covers with the title and a small illustration of a cat printed in black on the front cover. B20th 2.

Placek, Wayne. Letters to Charlotte Smith from Wayne Placek. B20th: Not listed.