-Leatherbound Miniature Book-


First Thus

By: Thomas Gray

Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]

(2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (45 pages) 1 of 1,000 copies

Leatherbound [Natural Calf leather]

Item Number: 211098



“Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.”

A very handsome miniature book, one of the smallest produced by St. Onge, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, bound in full natural 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.