Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Weather Bird 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.

Weather Bird Press

Pasadena, CA

1972-1988

Quayles, Bunston. Miniatures on Modern Artists. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1980. (48) pp. 2 15/16″ x 2 3/4″.
Colophon: 100 copies printed. This is Number 35.
Illustrations in two colors. Cloth and decorative boards. In white cloth wrapper. The fourth miniature book by Vance Gerry. B20th 3.

Dickens, Charles. Cratchit’s Christmas Feast. Pasadena, CA: (Weather Bird Press) Vance Gerry, 1988. 7 pp. 3″ x 2 1/4″.
Colophon: Fifty copies for Christmas 1988. This is number 5 of 20, signed by Vance Gerry.
An excerpt from A Christmas Carol. Contains an original wood engraving as a frontispiece. Bound in green paper wrapper with a black design on front cover. B20th 4/902.