Aldus Pius Manutius. With an Essay by Theodore Low De Vinne Together with a Leaf from the Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili Printed at Venice in 1499

By: Theodore Low De Vinne (1828-1914)

Price: $750.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 22. 4to. 12 x 8 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [32, plus the original leaf bound in between pages 6 and 7] pp. Title page printed within an elaborate architectural border, 2 headpieces, decorative initial and 2 illustrations reproduced without redrawing from originals in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine titled in gilt, brown paper over boards, illustrated paper label on front cover; binding square and tight, rubbed, with some insect freckling to cloth spine. SBS220-001. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is number 154, printed at the Grabhorn Press in handset Poliphilus types on handmade Kelmscott watermarked paper. Only 192 copies with original leaves were distributed in 1924. This is the second use of Poliphilus type [a Monotype Studio design] by the Grabhorns, who were the first in the United States to use it in another book they published earlier in 1924. The first leaf book produced by the Book Club of California. Theodore Low De Vinne was an American printer and author on typography whose scholarship did much to improve the art of printing in the United States. Perhaps the text here is an excerpt from his volume Notable Printers of Italy during the Fifteenth Century (1910). See: Wikipedia. This book was originally issued at 3 or more price points depending on whether the original leaf had ornamentation or woodcuts; this copy contains a leaf with only type, foliated 92 in pencil on the upper right corner. One of the Fifty Books of the Year. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 8 [checklist No. 22]; Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 67; Mcgee, The Hundredth Book, No. 22.

Title: Aldus Pius Manutius. With an Essay by Theodore Low De Vinne Together with a Leaf from the Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili Printed at Venice in 1499

Author Name: Theodore Low De Vinne (1828-1914)

Categories: Leaf Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Book Club of California: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SBS220-001

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