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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Valley View 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.

Valley View Press

San Diego, CA

1985-1986

Good, Lara P. Things My Father Taught Me. San Diego, CA: Valley View Press, 1975. 61 pp. 2 13/16″ x 2 3/16″.
Colophon: These thoughts and ideas are printed and bound in miniature book form on the private press of Jac Crawford in San Diego, California in 1975. this edition in limited to 250 copies of which this is No. 53; inscribed to Bob by Jack Crawford, the printer-binder.
This book comes from the Robert Scherrer Collection. Bound in blue cloth over boards with marbled end sheets, gilted edges, and the title stamped in gold on the front cover and spine. B20th 2.