Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Sylvester & Orphanos Publishers

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.

Sylvester & Orphanos Publishers

Hollywood, CA


Cheever, John. Expelled. Los Angeles, CA: Sylvester & Orphanos Publishers, (1988). 70 pp. 2 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. Letterpress by Patrick Reagh, cloth boards, paper label, slipcase. Illustrations by Warren Chappell. Edition of 185 copies. Signed by Cowley, Updike, Chappel and Cheever. B20th 1.