THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY: President of the United States Delivered at the Capitol, Washington, January 20, 1961

-Leatherbound Miniature Book-


First Thus

By: President John F. Kennedy

Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]

1 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches (30 pages, with tipped-in frontis photo of the President, by Bacharach) 1 of 2,000 copies

Leatherbound [Dark Blue leather]

Item Number: 210713



A beautiful miniature book produced in a limited edition of 2,000 copies leatherbound in full blue crushed levant morocco, all edges gilt. The condition is virtually mint.

ACHILLE J. ST. ONGE (1913–1978) 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.