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KING GEORGE VI: The Prime Minister’s Broadcast

Thursday, February 7, 1952


First Thus (Second Binding)

By: The Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill

Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]

Biblio: (Cohen A262.2.b) (Woods A135b)

1 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches (27 pages, with frontis photo of the King, by Karsh) 1 of 750 copies.

Leatherbound [Dark Blue leather]

Item Number: 210711


A stunning and historic miniature book that reprints Churchill’s speech on the death of King George VI. The book measures 1 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches. Of the total edition, 650 copies were leatherbound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full blue crushed levant morocco and approximately 100 were simultaneously bound in red. This copy is bound in blue, 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.