Stanley Morison (1889-1967).
Title Early Italian Writing-Books: Renaissance to Baroque.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Boston: David R Godine, 1990
0879238801 / 9780879238803
Seller ID CH814-106
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. (50) pp. Title page printed in brown and black, 1 double-page folding plate; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear, toning, and tears to jacket. Very Good. Edited by Nicolas Barker. Another project Morison was working upon at the time of his death, this work focuses on the history and development of early Italian writing books. This volume was beautifully printed by Martino Mardersteig's Edizioni Valdonega, and contains important commentary on the history of printing and the development of letters.
Stanley Morison, Early Italian Writing-Books Renaissance to Baroque, Calligraphy, History of the Book