Conor Fahy, editor.
Title Printing a Book at Verona in 1622: The Account Book of Francesco Calzolari Junior.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Jacket Condition Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Lille: Fondation Custodia, 1993
Seller ID CH814-059
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, this is number 224, printed at Lunenburg, Vermont by the Stinehour Press. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 9/16 inches. (172) pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. The Musaeum Francisci Calceolarii was pubished in 1622; it was the the most ambitious and complex book printed in Verona in the first thirty years of the seventeenth century. It records the objects held in the Wunderkammer of Francesco Calzolari (1522-1609), contained 800 folio pages, and forty-five engravings. This volume is based upon an account book of Francisco Calzolari junior, which is here reproduced for the first time with a transcript and glossary, demonstrating the costs and challenges of producing such an ambitious work in the seventeenth-century provincial printing industry.
Conor Fahy, Printing a Book at Verona in 1622 The Account Book of Francesco Calzolari Junior, Musaeum Francisci Calceolarii, Printing History, History of the Book, Limited Edition, Stinehour Press