Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Bibles and Religious Pamphlets

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. This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the press or publisher described below.

Bibles and Religious Pamphlets

Bible Treasures . Elgin, IL: David C. Cook Publishing Co., 1956. 62pp. 3 1/4″ x 2″.

Ever-Lasting Life. Saratoga, PA: Eternal Life Booklets, n.d.. Paper cover pamphlet, stapled. 32pp. 2 1/2″ x 2″.

Holy Bible. Contains 224 pages of the New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ. No publisher listed. 1″ x 1/2″. Black covers with red interior covers. Two copies. One has “P.B.D.” handwritten on the front cover and “N.Y. World’s Fair 1939” handwritten on the back. Gifts of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.

The Little Bible. No publisher listed. Handwritten inscription “Pauline R. Brown, July 1937.” Black embossed paper cover, with “The Little Bible” in yellow on cover. 123pp. 1 7/8″ x 1 1/2″. Gilt edges. Gift of Carol Kapell in Memory of Pauline B. Deems.

Micro Mini Bible: King James version. Laguna Hills, California: United Aminex Corporation, n.d. (Printed in Korea.) Three volume set includes I. Old Testament (552pp.), II. Old Testament and New Testament (537pp.), and New Testament and Psalms (450pp.). All are bound in black leatherette with gold titles on the cover and spine. They are housed together in a clear plastic case. All are 2 3/4″ x 1 7/8″.

The Self-Pronouncing New Testament. No publisher listed. Unpaginated. 7/8″ x 1 1/4″. Black textured paper cover. Gift of Carol Kapell in memory of Pauline B. Deems.

The Story of Christmas: As told in scripture, carols, and poems. Elgin, IL: David C. Cook Publishing Co., n.d. 64pp. 2 1/8″ x 1 3/4″.