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Quoin 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.

Quoin Press

Irving, TX


Hunter, David. Dard Hunter’s Dream. Irving, TX: Quoin Press, 1975. (16) pp. 3″ x 2 3/16″. Printed on a small hand-press–5 x 8 Kelsey–this fugitive piece has been limited to two hundred copies of which this is copy number 77. B20th 1.

What It’s Worth…And That’s Not Much. Irving, TX: Quoin Press, 1978. 2 5/8″ x 3 1/16″. Colophon: Set, folded, and bound by hand, and printed, a page at a time, on a small handpress, in an edition of 200 copies, of which this is copy no. 117. Bound in a crisp $1.00 bill for a cover. B20th 2.