Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Poote 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.

Poote Press

Madison, WI


Pinkert, Thomas. Hesitation. Madison WI: Poote Press, 1982. 9 pp. 3-1/16″ x 2-5/8″. Colophon: This cute little book was finally pieced together in March of 1982, after 3 long months of distress, martyrdom and just general pea in the shoe! Futura Medium and Optima titling are completed by the Poote Press’ own handmade paper and illustrations. Thanks go to Phil Hamilton for use of the Futura and Tom and Susie for the fun story! The printing was executed in lovely Madison, Dairyland Wisconsin under Professor W. Hamady’s awe-inspiring guidance. Pressman Rez’Lingen editioned 50 books; this is #9. Bound in blue-grey paper wrapper with the title engraved across the front cover. Text is printed on handmade light purple paper. Enclosed inside a a light blue, shiny, soft cloth paper envelope. B20th 1.