Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Windcrest 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.

Windcrest Press

San Antonio, TX


Poska, Valentine. Cracker Jack Chronicles. San Antonio, TX, Valentine Poska, 1985. 28pp.(accordian fold). 2-1/16″ x 1-7/16″.
Edition of 100 copies printed on an accordian fold with the last page pasted inside a cracker jack box and enclosed inside it. B20th 1.

Poska, Valentine. Chronicles of Texas, a Sesquacentennial Momento. Valentine Poska, np, 1986. 3″ x 2 3/8″.
Colophon: #5 of 25.
Contains a 22 cent Republic of Texas stamp, San Jacento, 1936 and a Lyndon Johnson 8 cent stamp. Bound in blue cloth with a colored metal Texas Centennial logo on the front cover. B20th 2.

Microbibliotrivia II. San Antonio, TX, V.J. Poska, 1985. B20th: Not listed

Poska, Valentine. Texas. San Antonio, TX, Valentine Poska, 1987. 31pp. 2 _” x 2 ½”.
Colophon: none.
Bound in red cloth, with enamel insignia of Texas on front cover. Hollywood celebrated its 100 years in 1987 and Texas is a part of that celebration with its own galaxy of movie stars, directors, producers, TV personalitites and movies. B20th: Not listed.

Ringwelski, Scott. The Magic of Carousels. San Antonio, TX, Windcrest Press, 1989. 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″.
Colophon: This account first appeared in the Elks Magazine, January 1987 and is reprinted with permission. Produced by Valentine J. Poska, Windcrest Press, San Antonio, Texas 1989.
Bound in red cloth with a painted metal carosel horse affixed to front cover. B20th 4.

Poska, Valentine J. Fred Gipson, 1908-1973. San Antonio, TX: Windcrest Press, 1999. 47 pp., 2 ¾” x 2 ¼”. Signed, presentation copy. Gift of Gary Frost.
Colophon: Fred Gipson was letterpress printed in handset Binny Oldstyle with Cheltenham Bold Outline decorative initials and bound in Japanese linen by Carol Kent of Austin Texas. Winter Solstice 1999. B20th: Not listed.

Poska, Valentine J. San Antonio in 200 Words. San Antonio, TX: 1988. 2 ¾” x 2 ¼”.
A keepsake for Miniature Book Society Conclave VI. Menger Hotel. B20th: Not listed.