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Magna Carta of King John, A. D. 1215.   Worcester MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1965.


70 pp. letterpress by Enschede on handmade Hayle paper; decorative endpapers; handsome armorial frontispiece; a.e.g.   Bound in gilt undyed calf with blind-stamped border by Proost en Brandt; title gilt-stamped on spine.   A limited edition of 1,250 copies.  Measures 2-7/8″ x 2-1/8″.  Very fine condition.

Magna Carta, which means ‘The Great Charter’, is one of the most important documents in history as it established the principle that everyone is subject to the law, even the king, and guarantees the rights of individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial.  The Magna Carta is considered one of the first steps taken in England towards establishing parliamentary democracy.

Originally written in Latin, this translation is taken from the extant copy at Lincoln Cathedral.

Regular price is $50.   This week only:  $40 + $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 1,500 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 74 – September 1, 2018, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  November 1, 2018

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Bookbinding Class 2012

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