Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Posthorn 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.

Posthorn Press

Oceanside, CA


London, Jack. The Way of War. Oceanside, CA: Posthorn Press, 1987. 16 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″. Colophon: This keepsake was designed, handset, printed & bound by the proprietor. Palatino type & Rives paper were used for this edition of 150 copies. Commentary by John F. Dingman and signed by him. Beginning in 1899, this prophetic poem was printed many times, but this is apparently the first edition in miniature book form. Bound in red marbled paper over boards with black title label pasted to spine. B20th 1.