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The Eulogy to United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy by Edward M. Kennedy.  Worcester MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1968.


27 pp. letterpress by Enschede on Ingres Bütten paper; tipped-in frontispiece photograph of Robert Kennedy; a heartfelt eulogy delivered by his older brother Ted at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on June 8, 1968; a.e.g.  Bound in gilt green niger morocco; title on spine.  Measures 2-11/16″ x 1-7/8″.  A limited edition of 2000 copies.  Very fine condition.

Robert Massmann called St. Onge’s books “the finest bijous which could be made.”  Not only was their design, printing and binding of the highest standard, but the content was of great importance.  American history was one of St. Onge’s favorite topics and he published six U. S. Presidential inaugural addresses.  In addition to these speeches, he published this passionate eulogy to Robert Kennedy, considered one of the great speeches of the 20th century.  In his tribute, Ted Kennedy quoted at length from a speech his brother had given in South Africa, two years before his 1968 assassination.

Regular price is $40.   This week only:  $32 + $3 to mail.   SOLD OUT

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Miniature books are my only business.  From antiquarian rarities to modern artist books, I offer limited editions, micro-miniatures, thumb Bibles, children’s books, ABC books, books on books, etc., etc.  Beautiful books of virtually every genre are available in miniature format.

On the CATALOGS page, you can view pdf versions of over 65 catalogs.  My most recent e-catalogs are on this page.  The e-catalogs are emailed to collectors worldwide and the books tend to sell quickly.  In addition to e-catalogs, there are catalogs listed by publisher and also some specialty catalogs.  It is easy to order a book from any catalog…just call or email me.

There are approximately 1,800 miniature books in my inventory… feel free to ask if you are looking for a specific book. You are also welcome to visit my miniature book library on your next trip to the San Diego area.

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Catalog 71 – March 1, 2018, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  May 1, 2018

Boston Conclave GoddardEnjoying the atmosphere at the MBS Boston Conclave, Goddard Library, Clark University


I am  a member of the the Valverde Society and the Miniature Book Society (MBS).  For information on joining MBS, go to the MBS WEBSITE .

Recipient of the Miniature Book Society’s Glasgow Cup Award in 2012 and the Norman Forgue Award in 2010.