THOMAS JEFFERSON ON SCIENCE AND FREEDOM
-Leatherbound Miniature Book-
Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]
1 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches (60 pages) 1 of 1,000 copies
Leatherbound [Dark Green leather]
Item Number: 210722
A beautiful miniature book containing Jefferson’s “Letter to the STUDENT WILLIAM GREENE MUNFORD, JUNE 18, 1799,” with a foreword by Julian P. Boyd. Produced in a limited edition of 1,000 copies leatherbound in full green 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.