Alphabetum Romanum [Codex Vaticanus 6852] Edited by Giovanni Mardersteig. [Translated by R. H. Boothroyd].

By: [Officina Bodoni] Feliciano, Felice, 15th cent.

Price: $650.00

Quantity: 1 available


24 cm. 137, [3] p. illus. (part col.). German text. Printed in Dante on Magnani paper, with five heliogravure plates and 26 large capitals (Q-S folding) hand-coloured by Ameglio Trivelli after the original manuscript. Original quarter brown crushed morocco over gray paper-backed boards with gilt-stamped printer's emblem, t.e.g., others uncut; acetate wrapper & matching decorative paper over boards slip-case with morocco trim; slip-case is neatly rebuilt, like new. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 160 numbered copies with German text. Introduction and printing by Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977). Additional copies were printed with Italian or English texts. "I first encountered the drawings in a facsimile edition, beautifully produced by the Officina Bodoni (exactly 500 years after the original was created), at a book exhibit at the Buffalo Public Library in 2008. The letterforms simply grabbed me by the throat and I've been unable to catch my breath ever since." – The Greenboathouse Press. The original manuscript letter forms of Feliciano are held at the Vatican Library.

Title: Alphabetum Romanum [Codex Vaticanus 6852] Edited by Giovanni Mardersteig. [Translated by R. H. Boothroyd].

Author Name: [Officina Bodoni] Feliciano, Felice, 15th cent.

Categories: Fine Printing,

Publisher: Verona, Italy:, Editiones Officinae Bodoni, (1960).: 1960

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: LV1809

Keywords: Fine Printing