Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Santa Susanna 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.

Santa Susanna Press

California State University, Northridge, CA

1981-1983

Corwin, Norman. A Date with Sandburg. Northridge, CA: Santa Susana Press, 1981. 20 pp. 3″ x 2 3/16″. This first English edition of A Date with Sandburg is limited to one hundred numbered copies, all of which have been signed by the author. This is the fourth publication of the California Master Series. Editor, Norman E. Tanis; Copy editor, Dennis Bakewell; Designed & printed by Patrick Reagh & Vance Gerry for the Santa Susana Press. This is the Editor’s Copy. A U.S. 13 cent postage stamp honoring Carl Sandburg is tipped in as a frontispiece. Light cloth cover. B20th 1.

Corwin, Norman. A Date with Carl Sandburg. Northridge, CA: Santa Susana Press, 1981. #98 of 100 copies signed by the author. B20th 1.

The Charter of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming. Northridge, CA: Santa Susana Press, 1983. 46pp. 2″ x 2-7/8″. Colophon: This first letterpress edition (the original was mimeographed) of The Charter of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Wyoming is limited to 300 numbered copies, and 26 lettered copies hand-colored by the artist, all of which have been signed by the artist. Illustrations by Irving Block. Designed and printed by Patrick Reagh, Printers for the Santa Susana Press. This is number D, signed by Irving Block. Written by the internees of a Japanese relocation camp in Wyoming during World War II. Bound in light brown paper over boards with a title label affixed to the spine. B20th 2.