WILD APPLES: History of the Apple Tree

-Leatherbound Miniature Book-


First Thus [1 of 950 copies]

By: Henry David Thoreau

Achille J. St. Onge [Worcester, MA]

2 x 3 inches (95 pages)

Leatherbound [Tan leather]

Item Number: 210724



A beautiful miniature book, one of only two ever designed by the legendary book designer Bruce Rogers, and perhaps the most sought after of St. Onge’s miniature masterpieces. Produced in a limited edition of 950 copies bound in full tan leather, blind-stamped in a cross-hatch design with gilt titles and tiny gilt apples, 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.