Title Campionari di Caratteri nella Tipografia del Settecento.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Milan: Edizioni Il Polifilo, 1963
Seller ID CH814-033
LIMITED EDITION, one of 200 un-numbered copies printed on specially manufactured paper from Cartiera Ventura (of a total edition of 2,200 copies). Series: Documenti sulle Arti del Libro, Collezione Promossa dalla Cartiera Ventura, No. II. Folio. 13 x 10 1/4 inches. (188) pp. Series half-title, half-title, folding Table of Characters, 48 specimen plates (2 folding) organized by the names of the type foundries, bibliography; occasional spotting in the text, inner hinges cracked. Plain wrappers, printed brown paper jacket folded over the wraps with wax paper cover, added mylar jacket over all; binding tight, foot of spine bumped, waxed paper shows some small tears, printed wrapper toned. Comes with an added black cloth covered slip case prepared by Heritage Bindery with printed paper spine label. Very Good. Samples of fonts from eighteenth century typography. Text in Italian, provides a series of vignettes detailing the activities of important European type founders.
Jeanne Veyrin-Forrer, Campionari di Caratteri nella Tipografia del Settecento, Documenti sulle Arti del Libro, Typography, Eighteenth-Century Typography