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Square-Rigger 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.

Square-Rigger Press

Lexington, KY

1981-1983

Koschembahr, Daniel von. Moving with Wind. Lexington, KY: Square-Rigger Press, 1981. 32 pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 1/4″. Colophon: This first endeavor was printed in Garamond type on a George P. Gordon letterpress. The book was designed, illustrated and handset by Carol Charles von Koschembahr. The author assisted in the printing and binding. May 1981. Limited edition of 200. This is copy number: 19. Includes 8 illustrations. Japanese bound with a blind embossed slipcase. B20th 1.

Koschembahr, Daniel von. An Italic Alphabet. Lexington, KY: Square-Rigger Press, 1984. (60) pp. 2 3/8″ x 2 1/4″. Colophon: The text was handset in italic Garamond and printed on an eight-by-twelve George P. Gordon letterpress. The author designed and produced this book at the Square-Rigger Press, 106 Westgate Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504. Of a limited edition of two hundred, this is copy number: 23. Linocuts of the 26 letters in the Roman alphabet, done in italic style with reed pen. Bound in Japanese manner and placed in blind embossed slipcase. B20th 2.