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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Shoestring 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.

Shoestring Press

Orinda, CA

Classic Haiku: Basho, Buson, Issa. Translated by Robert Haas. Orinda, CA: Shoestring Press, 2001. 2″‘ x 3″. 72pp. Japanese stab-binding. Sewn with black silk. Red & grey brocade covers. Black slipcase. Number 20 of an edition of 70. Signed by Anna and Philip Morrison.

Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Orinda, CA: Shoestring Press, 1998. 2 3/4 x 2. 50pp. Letterpress, cloth spine, printed paper boards, hand-colored illustration recessed in front cover. Number 17 of 50 copies. B20th 1/2146.