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ELIZABETH II: The Coronation of Her Majesty
-Leatherbound Miniature Book-
Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]
2 3/4 x 2 inches (77 pages, with frontis photo of the Queen) 1 of 2000 copies.
Leatherbound [Crimson leather]
Item Number: 210712
A stunning and historic miniature book that reprints “The Form and Order of the Service that is to be Performed and the Ceremonies that are to be Observed in the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II In the Abbey Church of St. Peter Westminster on Tuesday the Second Day of June 1953.”
The book measures 2 3/4 x 2 inches. It is one of 2,000 copies printed at the Chiswick Press and leatherbound in full crimson morocco, all edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. 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, and by the time he ceased in 1977, had created 48 masterpieces on an eclectic variety of subjects. The books all remain much-prized by collectors.