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Author Name    Luca Orfei de Fano (d. 1608).

Title   Alfabeto delle Maiuscole Antiche Romane di Luca Orfei. Introduzione di Armando Petrucci.

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Collectible: Like New

Type   Paperback

Edition   First Edition, thus.

Publisher   Milan: Edizioni il Polifilo, 1986

Seller ID   CH814-023

Series: Documenti sulle Arti del Libro, Collezione Diretta da Alberto Vigevani, No. XIII. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies printed at the Stamperia Valdonega. Folio. 13 x 10 1/4 inches. (xxii, 26) pp. Series half-title, half-title, Introduction in Italian, reproduces the engraved title page and 23 letters of the original Alfabeto delle Maiuscole Antiche Romane (circa 1600); text clean, unmarked. Plain white stiff wraps, dust-jacket printed on blue paper and folded over the wraps, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, foot of spine lightly bumped. Cloth-covered slip case prepared by Heritage Bindery with added printed paper label. Very Good. The writing master, Luca Orfei, a native of Fano, was engaged by Pope Sixtus V to letter about fifty inscriptions for his public works, many of which remain to this day. This volume reproduces Orfei's Alfabeto delle Maiuscole Antiche Romane (circa 1600) while the Introduction of Armando Petrucci dilates upon what little we know of the life and times of Luca Orfei. Printed at Giovanni Mardersteig's Stamperia Valdonega.

Luca Orfei de Fano, Alfabeto delle Maiuscole Antiche Romane di Luca Orfei, Armando Petrucci, Documenti sulle Arti del Libro, Stamperia Valdonega, Calligraphy, Lettering, Pope Sixtus V

Price = 85.00 USD

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