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.
Los Angeles, CA
Frank, Thomas. The Myths of California Isle. Los Angeles, CA:
Tenfingers Press, 1966. (50) pp. 2 3/4" x 2 1/4".
Colophon: This book was printed by hand on dampened Rives paper by Phyllis & Frank J. Thomas with handset Bembo, Narrow Bembo & Centaur types. October 1966, 200 Copies. No. 88.
This book is bound in maroon morocco with a tan cloth spine. Title label is affixed to the spine. End papers are black with gold and silver design. B20th 1.
Thomas, Frank. Circus Wagons. Los Angeles, CA: Tenfingers Press,
1972. 2 3/8" x 2 7/16".
Colophon: All photographs have been printed from original negatives & were archivally processed for permanence. The text was set in Bembo with Clarendon and Old Town display. Printing was performed without a murmur by our old Chandler & Price press on Curtis Rag paper. The twenty fingers of Phyllis & Frank J. Thomas hand-set, printed, collated and bound the pages into an edition of 150 books. No. 50, signed by Frank Thomas.
Bound in red and black marbled paper over boards with a black cloth spine. Title printed in gold on the spine. Text paper is french-folded. B20th 3.