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The Bobtail Streetcar by Terence W. Cassidy.  Overland Park KS: Scott Free Press, 1986.


44 pp. letterpress in 2 colors; decorative streetcar endpapers; 20-cent U.S. commemorative postage stamp plus 3 illustrations.  Describes a set of 4 stamps issued by the USPS depicting different types of streetcars; signed & numbered.  Includes a lengthy bibliography.  Bound in pictorial yellow cloth boards, title on spine.  Limited edition of 175 copies.  Measures 2-3/8″ x 2-1/8″.

Duane C. Scott was the proprietor of Scott Free Press.  He advertised “letterpress only” and printed directly from handset type on hand-fed machines.  For The Bobtail Streetcar, Scott used an 8 x 12 O. S. Chandler and Price press.  He also designed and bound his books.  This title is his 4th miniature book.  He published only 4 others – all in the 1980s.

Regular price is $35.  This week only $28 + $3 to mail.  SOLD OUT

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Miniature books are my only business.  From antiquarian rarities to modern artist books, I offer limited editions, micro-miniatures, thumb Bibles, children’s books, ABC books, books on books, etc., etc.  Beautiful books of virtually every genre are available in miniature format.

On the CATALOGS page, you can view pdf versions of over 65 catalogs.  My most recent e-catalogs are on this page.  The e-catalogs are emailed to collectors worldwide and the books tend to sell quickly.  In addition to e-catalogs, there are catalogs listed by publisher and also some specialty catalogs.  It is easy to order a book from any catalog…just call or email me.

There are approximately 1,400 miniature books in my inventory… feel free to ask if you are looking for a specific book. You are also welcome to visit my miniature book library on your next trip to the San Diego area.

If you would like to receive my e-catalogs on the day of issue, please contact me.

Catalog 77 ~ March 1, 2019, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  May 1, 2019

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Bookbinding Class 2012

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Recipient of the Miniature Book Society’s Glasgow Cup Award in 2012 and the Norman Forgue Award in 2010.