MAGNA CARTA OF KING JOHN – AD 1215
-Leatherbound Miniature Book-
Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]
2 1/8 x 2 7/8 inches (70 pages) 1 of 1,250 copies
Leatherbound [Dark Green leather]
Item Number: 210723
A beautiful miniature book that reprints the text of the earliest form of the Magna Carta. Produced in a limited edition of 1,250 copies leatherbound in full beige calf, 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.