Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Jo Anna Poehlmann

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.

Jo Anna Poehlmann

Milwaukee, WI

Poehlmann, JoAnna. The Art of the Peacock from A to Z. 1998. 50 pp., 7 ½ cm. x 7 ½ cm. Colophon: Handlettered in ink and rubber stamps on one-ply strathmore, the book was collaged with color copies of paintings, woodcuts, scrap, postage stamps, jewelry, stitchery and other ephemera, mostly collected on two visits to London in 1989 and 1994. Number 8 of 50. B20th 17.

Poehlmann, JoAnna. A as in Apple. 1998. pp. 44. 6 cm x 6 ½ cm. (Wooden apple with fold out pages inside). Colophon: Handcolored drawings/lettering in pen and ink/cut-out and folded between parches. End papers collaged with actual seeds. B20th: Not listed.