THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
-Leatherbound Miniature Book-
Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]
(2 11/16 x 1 7/8 inches (39 pages) 1 of 2,500 copies
Leatherbound [Turquoise leather]
Item Number: 211100
“Delivered at the Capitol, Washington, January 20, 1965.”
A very handsome miniature book, produced by St. Onge in a limited edition of 2,500 copies, bound in full turquoise leather, blind-stamped, all edges gilt, with decorative endpapers. 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.