THE WANTS OF MAN: A Poem
-Leatherbound Miniature Book-
Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]
(2 15/16 x 2 1/4 inches (54 pages) 1 of 950 copies
Leatherbound [Green leather]
Item Number: 211099
A very handsome miniature book, produced by St. Onge in a limited edition of 950 copies, bound in full green leather, blind-stamped, all edges gilt, with marbled 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.