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. Ward Schori died in Evanston, Illinois on December 3, 1994.
Press of Ward Schori
Shelley, Percy B. To a Skylark. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1962. 23 pp. 1 3/4" x 2 1/4".
Colophon: This unusual little volume has been printed by hand methods. The Century type is clear and legible, although the four-point size used for the body matter is small enough to suggest the delicacy and ethereal beauty of the Shelley poem.
Bound in dark green leather with gold title and decorations on front cover and gold decorations on back handpainted by Josephina Diaz. This is the first book from this press. #89 of 100 signed by Ward Schori. B20th 1/2728.
Field, Eugene. Lullaby Book of Poems. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1963. 64 pp. 1 3/4" x 2 1/4".
About this Book: Edition of 600 copies and signed by Ward Schori. Bound in blue leather with pink baby in white diaper in golden moon with golden stars on the cover. Title gold-stamped on cover. B20th 2/1076.
Memories, an Anthology. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, (1963). 46 pp. 1 3/4" x 2 1/8".
Colophon: This edition is limited to a total of 500 copies and this is one of the regular binding limited to 330 copies of which this is #21. Various antique ornaments and cuts have been used as well as four original drawings by Andre Chappaz. Typography by Ward Schori. Presswork by Willem Muns. Signed by Ward Schori.
Bound in black leather by Bela Blau. Decoration on front and back and gold title on front and spine. #21 of 330 copies. B20th 3/2056.
May, Robert. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, (1963). 29 pp. 2" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: This edition of Rudolph was set by hand in 6-point Centaur and printed directly from the type except for the introduction which was set, reduced and plated. You may need magnification to read that! Helping with printing were Alan and Edmund Hoskin, Elmer Axelson and Willem Muns.
Bound in red leather with gold title and picture of Rudolph on front cover. #173 of 300 signed by Shori. B20th 4/2030.
Akenbrand, Frank. Firefles, a Collection of Haiku. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1965. 47 pp. 2 1/8" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: This miniature volume of original haiku containing an introduction by Clement Hoyt, editor of "American Haiku", has been written especially for this edition with the exception of a few that first appeared in Plum Blossom Scrolls by Frank Ankenbrand, Jr. The symbolic Firefly was drawn by Dr. Wendell Krieg. In addition to the Chappaz drawings, illustrations were drawn by Ron Solms especially for this volume. Fireflies has been hand-set in Centaur types. Designed and published by Ward Schori. Presswork by Willem Muns. 100 copies on Natsume & 500 on Bible paper. This is copy #71 of the Bible paper edition.
Bound in red leather and title gold stamped on the spine. Front cover illustrated. B20th 5/197.
Christmas Carols. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1967. 60 pp. 2 3/8" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: Is the first miniature book of carols published to my knowledge. This is copy #28 of 200 copies.
Bound in tan leather and gilt stamped. Picture of the nativity scene pasted on front cover surrounded by gold stamped border. Title gold-stamped on spine. B20th 6/703.
Pilchik, Ely E. A Psalm of David. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1967. 31 pp. 2 1/2" x 1 3/4".
Colophon: The typeface used herein is Garamond, composed by Boston Linotype Company, in combination with Cloister Black...Make-up and hand composition by Norman Forgue...Printed in a limited edition on Strathmore Alexandra Japan paper by Larry DeVera...Stripping and color separation by Willem Muns...Ornament used on title page was resurrected from an antique type specimen book...Cover artwork by Ron Solms...Binding by Bela Blau. Design and typography by Ward K. Schori.
Blue Hebrew end papers. Bound in red leather, and gold-stamped on the front and spine. B20th 7/2339.
Drummond, Henry. Love, the Greatest Thing in the World. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1968. 63 pp. 1-7/8" x 1-9/16".
Colophon: Designed by Ward Schori and printed at The Schori Press in a limited edition of which this is copy #66.
Introduction by Dwight L. Moody. Bound in maroon colored pyroxylin-leather. Cover is gold stamped. #66 of 200 copies. B20th 8/993.
Highet, Gilbert. Man's Unconquerable Mind. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1954. 32 pp. 2 1/8" x 1 5/8".
Colophon: Unlike previous Schori Press miniature books which were printed by letterpress from original type, this book has been reduced photographically and printed by lithography. By means of special lighting and developing, every detail is reproduced faithfully in very small print. The text is from "The Reader's Digest" while the title page and other miscellaneous features of the book were hand-set in Garamond types. Paper used is ivory Strathmore Text. One hundred fifty copies have been bound in cloth, while another group have been bound in full leather by Spanish craftsmen. This is leather copy #106. Signed by Ward Schori. #106 of 150 copies.
Bound in navy leather stamped in gold. Designed cover on front and back in gold, and title on the spine. B20th 9/1425.
Washinton, George. Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1976. 25 pp. 2 1/2" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: This edition of his great speech has been reduced through photographic means and printed by lithography. The type is Caslon, a face popular during Washington's lifetime. The paper is Strathmore Laid Writing. This is copy #126.
Bound in red leather and gilt stamped picture of Washington on front cover. Gold-stamped title on spine. A.E.G. B20th 10/3064.
Barzun, Jacques. Lincoln: the Literary Genius. Evanston, IL: Ward Schori Press, 1977. 49 pp. 2 1/2" x 1-7/8".
Colophon: Originally written for the old Saturday Evening Post, Dr. Barzun's essay was re-written and expanded for a limited edition book printed in 1960. The type was handset and printed on a hand press. Even then all-handset type composition was quite rare. Now, with advancing computer technology, it is almost extinct except among hobbyists, old-time printing enthusiasts and collectors. This book is miniaturized by photolithography. Type is Garamont, stripping by Willem Muns, printing by Andre Cygan, and binding in the Sanchez-Cruz Art Bindery. The paper is Allegro Vellum. Typesetting and design are by Ward Schori.
Bound in navy blue leather with title on front cover and spine stamped in gold. Picture and design on front cover also gold-stamped. B20th 11/291.
Harnsberger, Caroline Thomas. Mark Twain on Horseback. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1978. 35 pp. 2 3/4" x 2 3/16".
Colophon: #60 signed by Caroline Thomas Harnesberger and Ward Schori. 350 printed copies and 180 bound copies. In the production, we have gone back to our original method of printing; namely, letterpress, using metal type and engravings. The body type is four-point Century. Paper is Strathmore Script. Binding is by the Diez art bindery of Madrid, Spain.
Illustrations by Herschel C. Logan and Richard Heath. Bound in brown leather and gilt stamped. A.E.G. Designed by Ward Schori; presswork by Willem Muns. B20th 12/1314.
Petty, G. Harvey. A Stranger Passed By. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1978. 28 pp. 2 11/16" x 2".
Colophon: G. Harvey Petty is not only the author of this book, but is responsible for the design and calligraphy, with the collaboration of Herschel C. Logan, who rendered the drawings. The type is Caledonia, reduced from 9 to 5 point. Printing is by photo-offset, with Willem Muns doing the camera work and stripping, and Andre Cygan the presswork. Paper is Allegro Vellum, and the binding is by Hugo Grummich.
Black ink used for text, and blue ink used for captions and decorations. End sheets printed in black ink on blue papers. Bound in blue cloth, and gold-stamped illustration on front cover and title on spine. Edition of 350 copies. B20th 13/2326.
Ade, George. Mrs. Peckham's Carouse. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1979. 37 pp. 2 13/16" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: Two hundred and fifty copies were originally printed in 1961 by James Lamar Weygand at his Private Press of the Indian Kid in Nappanee, Indiana. Ade's famous play, performed hundreds of times on the stage, then saw print for the first time. The type was all hand set. The size of the original was 5-1/2" x 8-3/4". Printing was on a hand press. The Schori Press has photographically reduced Mr. Weygand's beautiful printing for this miniature edition, which has also been limited to 250 copies. The miniaturization has been done with Mr. Weygand's permission and approval. As near as possible the color scheme is the same as in the original. The paper is 100% rag Allegro Vellum. Plate work by Willem Muns. Presswork by Andre Cygan. Binding by Hugo Grummich. Production and distribution by Ward Schori.
Printed in sepia and black ink, illustrations by John De Pol. Binding brown with gilt vignette and title. Introduction by Richard Cordell of Purdue University. Edition of 250 copies. B20th 14/33.
Paramore, Jr., Edward E. The Ballad of Yukon Jake. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, (1979). 32 pp. 2 5/8" x 2".
Colophon: This book is printed on Allegro Vellum rag stock paper. Plates prepared by Willem Muns; presswork by Andre Cygan; production by ward Schori; binding by Hugo Grummich.
Melior type printed in two colors, blue and black. Blue binding with gold stamping. Calligraphy by Rebecca Shepherd. Four illustrations by her father, George Armstrong. A "bawdy ballad" parody of Robert W. Service. First printed in Vanity Fair in 1921, by Edward E. Paramore, Jr. Introduction by Ward Schori. B20th 15/2293.
Thomajan, P.K. Came Dawn, Guffaws from the Dumb Movies. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1980. 44 pp. 2 11/16" x 2".
Colophon: Type used for movie subtitles is Linotype Antique. The preface is set in Goudy Bold Italic, and the note about the author is in Linotype Old Style. these faces were in popular use during the era of the silent movies. The photos from the old comedies are by courtesy of Peter Bitlisian. The caricature of Mr. Thomajan is the work of Robert M. Jones. Paper is Allegro 100% rag vellum. Negatives and plate work are by Willem Muns and presswork by Andre Cygan. Design and production by Ward Schori.
Rescued from oblivion by P.K. Themajan, one time director of comedy research for the Harold Lloyd Corporation. 89 subtitles and captions. 10 photos from old movies reproduced from old stills from the collection of Peter Bitlisian. Title page with a rising sun printed in yellow. Cover is black with gold stamped on front and spine. Signatures are hand sewn and the top edge is gilded. 250 copies. B20th 16/2879.
Passing of the Backhouse. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1980. 26 pp. 2 1/16" x 2 3/4".
Colophon: Calligraphy & Addendum by G. Harvey Petty. Sketch by Herschel C. Logan. Camera work by Willem Muns. Presswork by Andre Cygan. Binding by Hugo Grummich. Production by Ward Schori.
Bound in brown leatherette stamped in gold, gold title on spine. B20th 17/2295.
Harnsberger, Caroline Thomas. Mark Twain Loved Cats. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1981. 34 pp. 2 3/4" x 2-3/16"
Colophon: The type style used throughout this second Mark Twain book is Cheltenham, designed by Bertram Goodhue in 1902. Its immediate popularity made it quite possible that Twain read much that was printed in Cheltenham before his death in 1910. It later became the most widely used type style of all time in its various versions. It is rarely used today except in occasional newspaper or magazine advertising headlines where its legibility and directness make it useful. It is not considered beautiful, but its compactness and legibility make it an excellent type face for miniature books. This book is designed and produced by Ward Schori.
237 copies of which this is one of 20 in gray leather. Cat face and title on front and title on spine stamped in gold. End sheets are gray marbled. A.E.G. Cartoon illustrations by Richard Heath. Photos of Twain with a favorite kitten (two) and a third shows a Twain wicker chair with five of the Clemens cats. Two drawers of cats by Twain himself, drawn to illustrate "A Cat's Tale." B20th 18/1315.
Bible. Old Testament. The Lord's Prayer. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori,1982. 56 pp. 1 3/8" x 2 5/8".
Colophon: Type for this book was set by hand in hammer uncial, designed by the noted artist Victor Hammer. Note that it has no capitals nor lowercase letters. Rarely used today, it is patterned after the work of scribes between the 4th and 8th centuries. Paper is handmade, and hand printing by Ward Schori. Signed by Ward Schori.
Matthew 6:9 through 13. Words of the prayer are in 14-point red ink. All other material is in 9-point in black ink. Calligraphy by James Hayes, and the cover calligraphy is by Rebecca Shepherd. Bound in red imitation leather in the trade edition, and this one is in real leather stamped in gold. AEG. Spine has gold decorations and end sheets are marbled paper. Inside paper is Masa, a Japanese handmade stock. Edition of 190. B20th 19/388.
Cowper, William. John Gilpin's Ride. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1982. 52 pp. 2 ½" x 1 3/4".
Colophon: Olney, England, was a far-away place of childhood stories told by my Mother about her father's birthplace. And so it was a double pleasure to find a subject for a miniature book there. The cartoons are taken from a souvenir booklet sold to support the local Cowper Museum. I handset all miscellaneous type in Baskerville, Baskerville Italic and Bond Script. Paper is Gilbert Rag Allegro Vellu. All type, artwork and photos were camera reduced and printed by lithography at The Schori Press, Inc. Ward Schori.
Red cover, gold stamp design. Red leather binding, marbled end papers. 36 cartoons. Frontispiece snapshot of Ward Schori and photo of the original manuscript taken in the British Museum. B20th 20/767.
Riley, James Whitcomb. Christmas Poems. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1982. 1-13/16" x 1-1/2".
Colophon: A combination of old and modern methods was used in the production of this book. The poetry was typeset by the latest computer-controlled photocomposition device by Chuck Davis, Tri-Type of Glenview, Ill. Headings, title page, & miscellaneous matter, also in Melior, were handset with foundry type. Most of the book was printed by photo-offset, but the illustration was printed by letterpress direct from the engraved block. Paper is Allegro Vellum. Design, hand typesetting and production were by Ward K. Schori. Signed by Ward Schori.
Edition of 216 regular copies and 25 special copies of which this is. The regular edition is bound in white Pajco leatherette with cover design stamped in blue and top edge gilt. This special copy, however, is bound in blue leather with illustration on front cover and the title on the spine both stamped in gold. All edges are gilt. Marbled end papers. Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. B20th 21/2565.
Troth, John. The Old Barn. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1983. 27 pp. 2" x 2 13/16".
Colophon: Printing on The Old Barn was completed November 3, 1982. From the first idea to the finished book will be a little more than three years. Besides the calligraphy, type styles include Gouldy Bold, Caslon and Caslon Italic. negatives, plates and photo- lithography were the work of The Schori Press, Inc. Letterpress printing from Linotype composition and foundry type was done by Ward Schori in his private press. Paper is a beautiful white sheet with a neutral pH called Letterpress. Edition is limited to 240 of which 25 are bound in leather.
Woodcut illustrations by Herschel C. Logan, calligraphy by Rebecca Armstrong Shepherd. 25 of 250 copies in full leather and gold stamping, which this copy is. Regular edition with orange cloth binding. Marbled end papers by Norma Rubovits. B20th 22/2945.
One Solitary Life. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, 1982. 2-3/4" x 2". 249 copies.
Calligraphy by Harvey Petty. Printing by Ward Schori, Photolithography in black and red, and portions screened to produce soft pinks and greys. The cover paper is paperback found in red, black, and robin's egg blue (which this one is). Paper is fine white Teton. Signed by Ward Schori. B20th 23/2272.
Wildeman, June M. F. Colored Buttons. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1983. 54 pp. 2 15/16" x 2 1/8".
Colophon: Century type was designed and first used for the Century magazine in the 1880's. It's still considered one of the most legible of styles. One of its variations is Century Schoolbook, used often for that purpose. Even in the reduced size for these poems it is quite clear and legible. The title, Colored Buttons, is printed in an open style called Old Marbleheart. The text of the poems was set by Linotype and the miscellaneous material is handset. Printing of the text and illustrations was done by offset lithography at the Schori Press, Inc., and the colophon pages were printed by letterpress at the private press of the publisher, both in Evanston, Ill. Paper chosen for this book is Gilbert Classic Crest Bond. Printing finished on this 21st day of November, 1983. Signed by Ward Schori. This edition limited to 225 copies.
Illustrated by John T. Martin, and hand-colored by Nancy Amodeo. Bound in red leather with the title on both the front cover and spine stamped in gold. Top edge on the book is gilted, and the end sheets consist of a montage of illustrations from the book printed in red ink. B20th 24/3273.
Pilchik, Rabbi Ely E. Talmud Thought. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1983. 46 pp. 2 9/16" x 1 13/16".
Colophon: Typeface used is Baskerville and its Italic. Printed by offset lithography on Mohawk Superfine in eggshell finish. Edition limited to 300 copies. All type was hand-set and proofed by Ward Schori. Reductions, negatives and plates, and presswork were all done at The Schori Press, Inc, Evanston, Illinois. Typography and Design by Ward k. Schori.
Glossary at end explaining unfamiliar Hebrew words. Blue cover with gold stamping of a scroll pattern. Title page is printed in black and a royal blue to match the end sheets and cover. End sheets have a reproduction of an ancient portion of the Talmud. B20th 25/2343.
Warwick, Loy. The Preacher and the Moonshiner. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, (1983). 46 pp. 1 11/16" x 1 1/2".
Colophon: Type for this miniature book was all handset, which means that each page of type has from 250 to 400 tiny slivers of metal. Body type is 6 point Bodoni. Presswork was accomplished on an 1898 platen. Paper used is Mohawk Letterpress. Signed Ward Schori.
Bound in olive green leather, with head band and top edge gilt. End sheet in a printed marbled paper. Engravings by Sarah Chamberlain. First appeared in Coronet in 1957. B20th 26/3057.
Pilchik, Ely E. Midrash Memoir. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1984. 56 pp. 2 1/2" x 1 13/16".
Edition of 275 copies. B20th 27/2335.
Quickie Cuisine. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1984. 96 pp. 2 7/8" x 2 1/8".
Bound in orange fabricoid with the title hot stamped in white on the front cover and spine. Purple ribbon book marker bound into spine. Signed by Ward Schori. B20th 28/2462.
Harnsberger, Caroline Thomas. Mark Twain and Birds. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1984. 52 pp. 2 11/16" x 2 3/4".
Colophon: Printing is by letterpress, direct from type and engravings. Paper is ivory-colored Teton Text. Type used for the text and title page is Linotype Goudy Bold. Some miscellaneous type is Caslon No. 471. Printing assistant was Anotnio Amodeo. Typography by Ward Kermit Schori. Edition limited to 239 copies. Signed by Ward K. Schori.
6 point Goudy bold with the sizes of the same face used on title page. Drawings are by Elise Lerman. Title is stamped in silver on spine. 25 of 239 copies bound in leather, this is one. a German silver is impressed into the front cover flush with the binding on which is etched the picture of a blue jay, the title and author. The etching is in blue. a USA 13 cent blue jay stamp is affixed opposite title page.
Edition of 239 copies of which 25 are bound in leather which this is. B20th 29/1313.
Twain, Mark. . Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1984. 49 pp. 2-11/16" x 2-3/16".
Printer's notes and Colophon: Bob Whahlgren, a Winnetka, Illinois, artist, is not only responsible for the illustrations in this book, but also for the artwork gold stamped on the cover. He is also the source for the text. A few years ago while visiting in the Wahlgren studio, I noticed that he had a large number of bound volumes of Harper's Magazine. Dates were in the late 1800s. I remembered that Harper's often printed items written by Mark Twain. I mentioned this to Mr. Wahlgren and found that he too was a Twain fan. Later, while looking through some of his old bound magazines, he stumbled across the LUCK piece (1880). So far as we know, this good yarn had never been printed in book form. And so it makes a delightful miniature book as well as adding to the Twain works again in print. Thus Schori has a series of Twain titles, the other three having been written by Caroline Thomas Harnsberger, a personal friend, who had written five large books about the famous American author. All of her large books are now out of print, except for the last one, Mark Twain's Clara, also published by The Press of Ward Schori.
The three previous miniature Mark Twain books are Mark Twain on Horseback, Mark Twain Loved Cats, and Mark Twain and Birds. This book has been set in six point Melior by Linotype. The special headings have been handset in Parsons, a quaint typeface that featured very long "ascenders" and "descenders." Design, typography and hand-press printing are by Ward Schori. This edition has been limited to 199 copies and this is No. 40, signed by Ward Schori.
Bound in gold cloth over boards with illustration and title on front cover and the author's name and title on spine all in black. B20th 30/2966.
Petty, G. Harvey. Calligraphy and Lettering. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, (1985). 92 pp. 2" x 2 5/8".
Colophon: Calligraphy by G Harvey Petty. Printing by the Schori Press, Inc. Signed Ward K. Schori.
An 11 p.p. forward by Petty, Indianapolis, 1984. Printed in two colors. Bound in tan synthetic material by John Riviere. B20th 31/2323.
Pilchik, Ely E. Maimonides on Giving. Evanston, IL: Ward Schori Press, 1985. 2 9/16" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: The first three miniature books by Rabbi Pilchik were A PSALM OF DAVID TALMUD THOUGHT and MIDRASH MEMOIR, bound in red, blue and white leather, respectively. This book begins a new series by Dr. Pilchik, based on the writings of the 12th Century sage as detailed in the book's Introduction. Before the invention of photography, we can only hope the drawings in this book actually look like Maimonides. Taken from ancient prints, they were redrawn by Elise Pike to make them suitable for reproduction. The title page of a book by Maimonides on the end sheets has meaning to those who can decipher the old Hebrew, but will be only an interesting decoration to others. All of the type in the book is Baskerville, the text being in Linotype 10-point, The half-title, title page, dedication, heading and colophon are handset in foundry or Monotype. Various sizes are used and all material has been photographically reduced and plated for printing by offset lithography at The Schori Press, Inc. in Evanston, Illinois. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Design, typography and hand composition are by Ward K. Schori. Type work completed this 30th day of November 1984 for publication in Spring 1985.
Text has been translated by Dr. Pilchik. Bound in green leather with the title and author gold-stamped on the spine. Illustration of Maimonides on front cover stamped in gold also. B20th 32/2333.
Thomas, Annabel. SNAKE HANDLING SUNDAY IN THE BLUE CHURCH. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1985. 42 pp. 2 13/16" x 1 1/2".
Letterpress, bound in shed snakeskin by John Lariviere. 32 copies. B20th 33/2882.
Pilchik, Ely E. MAIMONIDES ON HUMAN EXCELLENCE. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1985. 36 pp. 2 9/16" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: This is the second miniature book about Maimonides, 12th Century Jewish sage, and is the fifth in this series. The details of production are the same as the previous volume. All the type is Baskerville-Roman, italic and bold. Composition of text is by Boston of Evanston and other type was handset by Ward Schori. Printing by offset lithography was done by The Schori Press, Inc. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Hand binding is by Diana & Hugo Grummich. Design and typography are by Ward K. Schori. The end sheets are reduced reproductions from very old and time-stained Hebrew editions of Maimonides' philosophical writings.
Bound in purple leather with both the title on the spine and front cover stamped in gold. Top edge of this book is gilted. B20th 34/2334.
Weber, Francis J. HALLEY'S 1986 VISIT TO PLANET EARTH. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1985. 35 pp. 2 1/2" 1 7/8".
Colophon: The text of this, miniature book was composed in 9-point Linotype Fairfield. Handset type is in various sizes of Centaur. Printing is by offset lithography at the Schori Press, Inc. Design, typography, handset type and makeup are by Ward Schori. Signed: Best wishes from Ward K. Schori.
1 of 50 bound in blue leather. Gold stamped with a comet streaking upward on the front cover. Bound by John LaRiviere. Blue printed end sheets with picture of a comet, planet and stars. Tiny photo of the author. Title page in two colors. 125 of 175 bound in cloth. B20th 35/3112.
FAITHFUL DOG. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1985. 12 pp. 2 7/8" x 1 15/16".
Copied from E.T. Hazeltine almanac of 1883.
The two dog pictures were taken from a booklet advertising Piso's Cure for Consumption (tuberculosis). It told the story of "Toby and the Wasp." The tale of Argus and Ulysses was taken from a 19th Century childern's book. This booklet is printed from Baskerville types by Ward Schori at his printing shop in Evanston. Copied from E.T. Hazeltine almanac of 1883. B20th 36/1058.
Pilchik, Ely. BACHYA ON HUMILITY. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1986. 41 pp. 2 9/16" x 1 7/8".
Publisher's Note: Dr. Ely Pilchik's unique series of Miniature Classics has had unusual success among the Schori-produced books. Two have been on the philosophical works of the 12th Century rabbi, Moses Maimonides. This success has encouraged the production of this book on Bachya. These two Medieval sages and others have given voice to the Jewish ideas of morality and ethics. Dr. Pilchik has plans for more of his homiletic gems of wisdom. Production of this minia-volume is similar to the previous Pilchik books with all type being set in the classic Baskerville roman or italic. Photo-lithographic printing was by the Schori Press, Inc. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Slug composition was done by the Boston Linotype Co. Ward Schori did all of the layout, hand composition & reproduction proofing.
The end papers are reduced reproductions of the ancient Bachya book title page and the pages from which the text has been translated. End papers are tan and printed in black. Bound in very dark brown leather (almost appears black) with the title gold-stamped on the front cover and spine. Top edge of book is gilted. Bound by Hugo Grummich and illustrations from the British Museum. 225 copies. Signed by Schori. B20th 37/2328.
Twain, Mark. JUMPING FROG. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1986. 66 pp. 2 13/16" x 2".
Colophon: This classic tale has been reproduced in miniature format by photographic reduction in facsimile of the 1903 edition. Not many people remember the French translation and the Twain tongue-in-check retranslation. It's fun. And also imagine his consternation on learning his story was more than two thousand years ago. Some printing embellishments have been added, including the illustrations. Printing on Mohawk Superfine paper was done at the Schori Press, Inc. Production and hand typesetting by Ward Schori. Edition limited to 225 copies, signed by Ward Schori.
Illustrations by Robert Wahlgren. Bound in green-yellow fabricoid with the title gold-stamped on the spine. An illustration of a jumping from and the title gold-stamped on the front cover. B20th 38/2964.
Pilchik, Ely E. BENJAMIN CARDOZO ON VALUES. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1986. 59 pp. 2 9/16" x 1 7/8".
In this new book, his seventh of the series, Dr. Pilchik departs briefly from the ancient and the medieval eras to our own. His over all theme is consistent with those of the thinkers of every age. Type is Baskerville Roman and Italic. Linotype composition by Boston of Evanston, hand composition and proofing by Ward K. Schori and lithographic printings by The Schori Press, Inc., of Evanston. Paper Mohawk Superfine. Binding by Hugo Grummich of Cincinnati. Production, Ward Schori.
Bound in black synthetic material over boards with the title gold-stamped on the front cover and spine. B20th 39/2329.
Huddleston, Sam. TEXAS NOTES, A MINIATURE BOOK HONORING THE TEXAS SESQUICENTENNIAL. Brownsville, TX: Press of Ward Schori, 1986. 92 pp. 2 1/2" x 2".
Colophon: This book owes much to Texas people who helped with the production. See acknowledgment page. Type is partly photocomposition Baskerville Bold & partly Monotype Baskerville. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Scoring, folding, & assembling were done by Margaret & Ward Schori at their Texas winter home. Signed by Ward Schori.
A miniature book honoring The Texas Sesquicentennial. Bound in brown synthetic material over boards with title gold-stamped on the spine and an emblem of Texas gold-stamped on the front cover. B20th 40/1473.
Schori, Ward K. (compiler). SANTANA SAMPLER. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1986. (20) pp. 2 1/2" x 2". 160 copies. B20th 41/2636.
Pilchik, Ely E. SAADIA ON HUMAN CONDUCT. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. 48 pp. 2 9/16" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: The projected series of miniature books by Dr. Pilchik is to consist of ten volumes. This SAADIA is the eighth. The main type face used is Linotype Baskerville, augmented with some hand-set foundry types and devices. The decorative design used for cover and title page was adapted from an 1882 book with special redrawing by Elise Lerman. Paper is Mohawk Superfine and printing is by photo lithography at The Schori Press, Inc. Typography and production by Ward Schori.
Bound in blue leather with both the title on the front cover and spine stamped in gold. Top edge gilted. Signed by Schori. B20th 42/2341.
ADDIE, AN OBITUARY, 1985. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. 38 pp. 2 7/16" x 2".
Colophon: Copied from yellowed 1895 newspaper clippings, this book has been produced in the same way it would have been done then-handset in the same type size and style, 8 point Baskerville. Likewise printing is by letterpress, hand fed & hand powered on vintage equipment. The paper is acid-free Mokawk Letterpress. Typesetting & printing are by Ward Schori, done in the Winter of 1986-1987 at Brownsville, Texas. Hand binding by Mr. John LaRiviere of Chicago. The edition is limited to 120 copies of which this is Number 31. Signed by Ward Schori.
Bound in black cloth over boards with the title and a design gold stamped on the front cover. B20th 43/31.
Pilchik, Ely. MOSES HAYYIM LUZZATTO ON LOVINGKINDNESS. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. 40pp. 2-1/2" x 1-7/8".
Colophon: This ninth book in Dr. Pilchik's series of books with philosophic interest based on the Hebrew tradition and writings follows in the same format as previous books. The type is Monotype Garamount and Italic, set by Mr. Roy Rice of the Recalcitrant Press and Typefoundry of Atlanta Georgia. Hand typesetting work was done by Ward Schori at his studio atelier, Evanston, Illinois. Printing is by photolithography at the Schori Press, Inc., Evanston, Illinois. The paper is 70 pound Mohawk Superfine. Binding is by Hugo Grummich of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bound in brown leatherette. Title and spine stamped in gold. B20th 44/2336.
Pilchik, Ely. TOUCHES OF EINSTEIN. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. 45 pp. 2 9/16" x 1 7/8".
Colophon: This Tenth Book in the series by Dr. Ely El Pilchik was put into production in the Spring of 1987 and the publication date is set for Sunday, September 6th. The edition limited to 225 copies will be first distributed at the Fifth Conclave of the Miniature Book Society. Printing on Mohawk Superfine paper by photolithography at the Schori Press, Inc., Evanston. Boston Linotype Composition did slug composition and the hand typesetting was by Ward Schori. Signed Ward K Schori.
Tenth and last in series by this author. Bound in black synthetic. Einstein's signature stamped in gold on cover and title on spine. End papers gray with miniaturized reproductions of some letters by Einstein to author. Frontispiece has portrait of Einstein and in center of book is full-length informal portrait of Einstein. B20th 45/2344.
Dickens, Charles. A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. 1 9/16" x 1 7/8".
Bound by Hugo and Diana Grummich in black leather with border and title on front and back in gold. Title and author on spine and front. Marbled paper by Mrs. Norma Rubovits. Edition of 90 copies. Signed by Schori. B20th 46/920.
Herzog, Brad. HYSTERY CLASS. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1987. (12)pp. 2 1/4" x 3 1/8". B20th 47/1399.
Hall, Tom. IT'S EASY TO LIKE LINCOLN NOW. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, (1988). 2 5/8" x 2 3/16".
Colophon: Type is Baskerville and its Italic except for the main title on the title page, and antique face called Adstyle. The cartoons are reduced from the tribune magazine prints which had been taken from the originals printed in the 1860s. Linotype composition by Boston. Hand typesetting Ward Schori. Page makeup Jeanne Goessling. Proofing Gregory Dammann. Printing is offset lithography at The Schori Press, Inc. The paper is Mohawk Superfine. Binding Hugo Grummich. Design and production by Ward Schori. Signed by Ward Schori.
Lincoln portrait frontispiece. Reproduction of cartoons of the time. Edition of 300 copies. Bound in red synthetic. B20th 48/1285.
Pilchik, Ely. EMMA, A PLAUDIT FOR EMMA LAZARUS. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1988. 38 pp. 2 9/16" x 1 7/8".
ABOUT THIS BOOK: The portrait of Emma Lazarus used for a frontispiece was originally a photograph which was used by an artist to make a steel plate engraving. For this book the ancient print was reduced to 40 percent of original and printed as a lithographic halftone. The Statue of Liberty in the front of this book is reproduced from a wood engraving print. The original block from which the print was made has the pedestal and numerous sailing ships in the harbor in the background. It was much too large to reproduce the whole. From internal evidence we speculate that this engraving must be 100 years old. Type is Linotype Fairfield and Italic set by Boston of Evanston, Illinois. the paper is Mohawk Superfine and printing is by Schori Press, Inc. Binding is by the Grummichs of Cincinnati, Ohio. Design, production and hand type composition are by Ward Schori. Signed by Ward Schori.
Edition of 153 unnumbered copies. 3 illustrations. Bound in white leather spine and marbled paper. Gold-stamped title t.e.g. B20th 49/2331.
Fulghum, Robert. KINDERGARTEN WISDOM. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1988. 10 pp. 2 1/4" x 2 3/4".
#31 of 120 copies. Signed by Schori. B20th 50/1152.
Pilchik, Ely E. NELLY, POET LAURECATE, HOMAGE TO NELLY SACHS. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1988. 32 pp. 2 9/16" x 2 1/16". Bound in black leather with copper colored stamping.
Colophon: Body type is Fairfield composed by Boston Linotype Composition. Title page is set in Rhondo. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Photo lithographic printing by The Schori Press, Inc. Binding is by Hugo Grummich. Design, hand typography, and production are by Ward Schori. Edition limited to 200 copies. Signed by Ward Schori.
Frontispiece illustration of Sachs. B20th 51/2337.
Wesson, Sheldon. SHERLOCKIAN TRIVIALITY INDEX. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1988. 43 pp. 2 7/16" x 2 1/8".
Colophon: Text for this book is 8 and 7 point Garamond. The Index is 6 point; all set by Boston Linotype. Title is in Corvinus Bold. Printing is by letterpress directly from slugs and foundry type Paper is Ticonderoga Text. Page makeup and printing by Greg Dammann. Design and typography by Ward K. Schori. Bound in gray suede. B20th 52/3217.
Newman, Ralph Geoffrey. WE SHALL PAY ANY PRICE, BEAR ANY BURDEN, JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY, 1917-1963. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1988. 27 pp. 2 1/16" x 2 ½".
Colophon: Souvenir type has been used for this book, computer set by Gazebo Press, and reduced for printing by photolithography by the Shori Press, Inc., Evanston, Illinois. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Binding by Hugo Grummich. Artwork by Elise Lerman. Design by Ward Shori. Edition limited to 300. Signed by Ward Shori.
A blank verse poem by Ralph Geoffrey Newman, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Kennedy's death. One is gold-stamped on the dark blue leather cover, the other is frontispiece. 100 in slipcase of which this is one. Bound in dark mottle binders paper with a bronze Kennedy medal. B20th 53/2246.
Pilchik, Ely E. Beruriah. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1989. 45 pp. 2 9/16" x 2 1/8".
Colophon: Beruriah is the third book by author Ely Pilchik about outstanding women, following EMMA and NELLY. The text type is Fairfield and the composition was by Boston Linotype of Evanston. Hand composition was in Centaur with typesetting by Ward Schori. Page makeup by Jeamme Goessling. Reproduction proofing was on dampened paper to produce a slightly bolder appearance to what a light-face type. Printing was by offset lithography at The Schori Press, Inc., Evanston. Paper is off-white Mohawk Superfine. Typography by Ward Schori. Signed by Ward Schori.
Front end papers from the Babylonian Talmud of the 6th century, the story of Beruriah, the rear end papers are from the Yalkut Shimoni of the 13th cent. Printing by offset. Printed on marble cover with leather spine. Edition of 175 copies of which 120 are for sale. B20th 54/2330.
Pilchik, Ely E. Prayer in History. Evanston, IL: Ward Schori Press, 1989. 52 pp. 2 9/16" x 2 1/16".
Colophon: Type for this text is Linotype Oldstyle with Antique and Italic. The title page heading is Rockwell Antique Shaded. Some miscellaneous type is in Caslon Oldstyle 471. Paper is Curtis Rag. Printing by letterpress directly from the original slug and hand composition.
Edition of 175 copies. Signed by Schori. Bound in blue leather with title on cover and spine. B20th 55/2338.
Nolf, John T. Printshop Nostalgia, Cartoons. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1989. (80) pp. 2 5/8" x 2 1/8". Printed cloth boards or printed paper wrappers by John Lariviere. B20th 56/2253.
Newman, Ralph Geoffrey. Grant's Memoirs, The General's Greatest Victory. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1989. 29 pp. 2-9/16" x 2-1/8".
Colophon: The type is times Roman composed by Joseph A. Diachenko at Gazebo Press. Printing was by The Shori Press, Inc., of Evanston, Illinois. Paper is acid-free Mohawk Superfine. Hand scoring and folding were by Ward and Margaret Schori. Binding is by Hugo Grummich of Cincinnati, Ohio. Design and typography are by Ward Schori. Signed by Ward Schori.
Reprint. Illustrated. Bound in blue leather. Inscribed by publisher. B20th 57/2247.
Pilchick, Ely E. Rebecca G. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1990. 36 pp. 2-9/16" x 2-1/8".
Colophon: Type for the text is Linotype Garamond composed by Boston Linotype of Evanston. Hard composition and make up with other types was done by Ward Shori. Printing is by photolithography at The Shori Press, Inc., Evanston, Illinois. Paper is Mohawk Natural Vellum.Bound in Dark green leather with gold stamping by Hugo Grummich. Frontispiece Illustration. B20th 58/2340.
Pilchick, Ely E. A Spin With Spinoza. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1990. 38 pp. 2-9/16"x2-1/8".
BOOK NOTES: Text type is Linotype Garmond. Title type is Belgian, serendipitously appropriate because of Spinoza's Netherlands origin. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Typography and production by Ward Shori. Bound in black leather with gold stamping. Two illustrations of Baruch Spinoza. B20th 60/2342.
Cook, Gladys. Lot's Wife Was a Skeptic. Evanston, IL: Press of Ward Schori, 1988 (1999). 32 pp. 2 1/8" x 1 3/8".
Colophon: Type is foundry 8 pt. Caslon 471 Title, Corvinus Bold. Paper is a Alcgro Vellum, a rag sheet. The printing was accomplished on a hand press built in 1898. Design, typography and printing are by Ward Schori. Letterpress, cloth boards and printed label by Richard W. Horton. 50 copies. B20th 84/756.
The Beatitudes. Evanston, IL: Schori Press, n.d. 16 pp. 2" x 4".
Much of the calligraphy herein is a contemporary adaptation of the chancery cursive (cancelleresca corsiva) perfected by Ludovico deghli Arrighi and other sixteenth century scribes.
Production by Norman Forgue. Calligraphy by G. Harvey Petty. Printing by Ward Schori. Rose paper cover. B20th: Not listed.
Miniature Books Published by the Press of Ward Schori. Evanston, IL: Ward Schori Press. 1997. 74pp. 3" x 2 ¾".
Colophon: Type for this book is computer Garamond 8 point composed by John Scori on his home computer. Printing is by photolithography at The Schori Press, Evanston, Illinois, made possible by a donation from Margaret H. Schori. The cover printing was done by letterpess in ward's basement print shop on 80 lbs. Classic Linen Sage Green cover stock. The Paper is acid-free 70 lb. Cougar Opaque/Smooth Finish. Editing, design and typography was a joint effort by John Schori and Robert Bradbury. The edition is limited to 200 copies.
Catalog of 35th Anniversary Exhibit, Robert H. Goddard Library, Clark University. Bound in brown leather with stamped decorations. Copy 5 of 26 deluxe copies, includes original title pages in folder on back cover. B20th: Not listed.
A Prayer for Self. A Keepsake for the friends of G. Harvey Petty, the calligrapher, Ward K Schori, the printer, and Norman W. Forgue for Promotion. B20th: Not listed.