Special Collections

The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Various Commercial Presses

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.

Various Commercial Presses

Belches, Olive Mills. The Recipe Book of Herbs. Boston, MA: Pinkham Press, 1934. For Cherry Meadow Gardens, Framingham Centre. 21pp. 3″ x 3 3/4″.

Christmas gift tag. Merry Christmas. Folded card. [1940s?]. 3″ x 2″.

Christmas gift tag. The Yule Log. Written by Nancy P. McConnell. Cover illustration by Karen Avery. 8pp. 3″ x 2 1/4″. Stapled pamphlet with gold cord to attach to gift.

DeGrazia in Miniature. Children’s Series, Book 1. Tucson, AZ: DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, n.d. (29)pp. 3 ” x 2 1/2″. Color portrait of the artist and color reproductions of 10 of his paintings. Blue leatherette cover stamped in gold. Southwestern paintings, including “Los Ninos.” 2 copies.

DeGrazia in Miniature. Casa Grande. Tucson, AZ: DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, 1977. 3 ” x 2 1/2″. 100 copies printed by Wm. M. Cheney. Orange cloth cover stamped on spine in gold. Southwestern paintings.

DeGrazia in Miniature. Indian Series, Book 1. Tucson, AZ: DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, n.d. 3 ” x 2 1/2″. Red leatherette cover stamped in gold. Color portrait of the artist and color reproductions of 11 of his paintings.

Friendship. Karen Berman, editor. Kansas City, MO: Ariel Books, 1996. 128pp. 2 1/4″ x 1 7/8″. Dust jacket design by Junie Lee.

Gray, Harold. Little Orphan Annie and the Lucky Knife. Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1934. [39pp.] 3″ x 3 1/2″. Paper bound book with cartoon and title on cover.

Greenaway, Kate. A is for Apple Pie. n.d. 12pp. 1 1/8″ x 1″. Sewn pamphlet binding.

Hertzberg, Arthur. Arthur Hertzberg and Craftsmen. Chicago: n.d. Business card bound in leather like a book. Lists address and services and products. 1 1/4″ x 1 3/8″. [12pp.] Green leather, gilt decoration on front cover. This book from the collection of Fred James, Jr. was the gift of Fritz James.

Kay Kellogg Calorie Guide. Battle Creek, MI: Kellogg Company, [1968?]. 14pp. 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.

Little Captives of 1704. Deerfield, MA: Olde Deerfield Doll House, 1919. Text of booklets by Matilda Strang Hyde. Drawings by Dorothy Epping Elliott. Paper folder contains 6 booklets, including Eunice Williams, the Parson’s Daughter; Arosen the Mohawk; Stephen Williams, the Parson’s Son; Thankful Stebbins, the Carpenter’s Daughter; Remembrance Sheldon, the Tavernkeeper’s Son; and Abigail Nims, the Cordwainer’s Daughter. Each book is a stapled pamphlet binding. 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.

Merrimack Publishing Corporation. New York, NY. Printed in Hong Kong. Several sets of (5) books measuring 2″ x 1 1/2″ in clear plastic boxes. No. A2306 (2 sets) contains works by Beatrix Potter, including: The Tale of Peter Rabbit; The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle; The Tale of Benjamin Bunny; and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. No. A3065 contains replicas of antique originals, including: The Three Bears; The Teddy Bears in a Smashup; The Teddy Bears in Hot Water; The Teddy Bears Come to Life; and The Teddy Bears on a Lark. No. 11028 contains “Old Fashioned Christmas Picture Story Books” originally printed by Ernest Nister in Europe, including: A Christmas Box; Under the Mistletoe; Miss Mistletoe; In the Holidays; and Snowball.

Notebook. n.d. 5pp. 1″ x 1 1/4″. Blue paper cover. Ringed notebook with lined paper inside.

Osgood-Grover, Eulalie. The Sunbonnet Babies’ Book. 12pp. 1 1/8″ x 1″. Sewn pamphlet binding.

The little Webster dictionary. 18,000 words. New York, NY: Tiny Book & Novelty Co., [1933?]. 799pp. 1 7/8″ x 1 1/2″. Red covers with black lettering.

The Quotable Churchill. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, 2002.
Miniature Editions Series. 128pp. 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.

Wedding Picture Album. n.d. 10pp. 1 1/4″ x 1″. White textured paper cover with Wedding Picture Album in gold on front cover. Blank pages of black paper.

Zeitler, S.J. Cook Book. n.d. 6pp. Gingham patterned paper-covered boards. 1 1/8″ x 1″.