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.
Talamantez and Wong
Del Mar, CA & Solana Beach, CA
Barker, David. Bukowski, the King of San Pedro. Del Mar, CA:
Richard G. Wong, 1985. 67 pp. 2 5/8" x 2 1/8".
Colophon: Type used for this book is Granjon and the paper is Warren's Olde Style-an acid-free sheet. Printed at Tabula Rasa Press in Morro Bay, California, on hand-operated equipment in an edition of 250 numbered and signed copies of which 50 are bound in leather. This is copy #26, bound in brown leather.
Bound in full brown leather with title on front cover and spine both stamped in gold. End papers are marbled in shades of brown, yellow, and green. B20th 1.
Jones, John E. THe China Clipper: NR 14716. Solana Beach, CA:
Talamantez and Wong, 1986. 28 pp. 2" x 2 3/4".
Colophon: 300 copies of this edition of China Clipper were printed by Patrick Reagh. The binding is by Bela Blau, 1986.
Bound in full navy blue leather with title gold-stamped on the spine with marbled end papers. Frontispiece is a USAirmail 44 stamp commemorating the first transpacific airmail in 1935. B20th 2.