Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Ziggurat 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.

Ziggurat Press

Providence, RI;


Dickinson, Emily. 7 Poems. Providence, RI: Ziggurat Press, 1995. 17 pp., 2 6/8″ x 1 ½”.
Colophon: Emily Dickinson’s lines, “If I can stop one heart from breaking/ I shall not live in vain.” struck in me a very deep chord. Some similar sentiments from various Shakespeare’s Sonnets have also moved me deeply. In this little volume, I hope that I might capture in a visually moving and convincing object these hopes, sentiments and yes, prayers. The book structure is concertina with sewn signatures. The visual accompaniments as well as the binding and printing are by Walter Feldman. Number: 13 of 14. Signed by Walter Feldman. B20th 1.