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Vita Cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni Tipografo Italiano


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Title: Vita Cavaliere Giambattista Bodoni Tipografo Italiano [Life of the Italian Knight, Printer Giambattista Bodoni]

Author: FARINNELLI, Leonardo & MINGARDI, Corrado

Published by: Franco Maria Ricci. (Milan, 1989)

Large 8vo, half-title, portrait verso, title. 318p.  Italian text. Illust. In-text engravings-add. col. & mono photo. plates, some double page. Dark grey patterned end-leaves.  Bound in black silk cloth.  Recessed col printed roundel to cover lettered in gilt to board and spine. Black card slip-case, as issued.  The colophon states this fine book was printed in Milan under the direction of Franco Maria Ricci.  The typeface is Bodoni.  Printed on handmade laid paper by Fabriano.  A portion of the printing was not made available for sale.  Superbly produced. Near fine. Spine cloth slightly stained and lettering lightened, but legible..

Cat. ref.: 3