-Leatherbound Miniature Book-


First Thus

By: T.B. Swann

Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]

(2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (61 pages) 1 of 500 copies

Leatherbound [Dark Blue leather]

Item Number: 211141



A very handsome miniature book of poems by the American poet, critic and fantasy author Thomas Burnett Swann. This is one of the smallest produced by St. Onge, in a limited edition of 500 copies, bound in full dark blue calf, blind-stamped, all edges gilt. The condition is virtually mint.

ACHILLE J. ST. ONGE (January 17, 1913–April 23, 1978) was the greatest maker of miniature books in the 20th Century. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, he began producing them as a hobby in 1935. By the time he ceased in 1977, St. Onge had created 48 miniature masterpieces on an eclectic variety of subjects. The books all remain much-prized by collectors.