Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Rivercrest House

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.

Rivercrest House

Mount Pleasant, MI


Gay, William. Overland in ’49. Mount Pleasant, MI: Rivercrest House, 1981. 32 pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 3/4″. Colophon: Printed in an edition of two hundred copies at the Rivercrest House, the private press of John Cumming, at Mount Pleasant, in Michigan. The art work was done by Derek Norman of Chicago. Bound in navy blue cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and front cover. Top edge is gilded and the end papers are marbled. B20th 1.