Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Talamantez and Wong

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.

Talamantez and Wong

Del Mar, CA & Solana Beach, CA

1985-1986

Barker, David. Bukowski, the King of San Pedro. Del Mar, CA:
Richard G. Wong, 1985. 67 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2 1/8″.
Colophon: Type used for this book is Granjon and the paper is
Warren’s Olde Style-an acid-free sheet. Printed at Tabula Rasa Press
in Morro Bay, California, on hand-operated equipment in an edition of
250 numbered and signed copies of which 50 are bound in leather. This
is copy #26, bound in brown leather.
Bound in full brown leather with title on front cover and spine both
stamped in gold. End papers are marbled in shades of brown, yellow,
and green. B20th 1.

Jones, John E. THe China Clipper: NR 14716. Solana Beach, CA:
Talamantez and Wong, 1986. 28 pp. 2″ x 2 3/4″.
Colophon: 300 copies of this edition of China Clipper were printed by
Patrick Reagh. The binding is by Bela Blau, 1986.
Bound in full navy blue leather with title gold-stamped on the spine
with marbled end papers. Frontispiece is a USAirmail 44 stamp
commemorating the first transpacific airmail in 1935. B20th 2.