CRITO, A SOCRATIC DIALOGUE BY PLATO
Schmoller no. 16. Limited to 470 copies printed by the Officina Bodoni at Montagnola, Switzerland. Translated into English by Henry Cary. Crito, a friend of Socrates, went to Socrates in his cell to try to convince him to escape. This essay contains the logic used by Socrates that constrained him to follow the laws of his country and hence to death. Printed in Arrighi-Vicenz italic 16 point on Binda handmade paper. Printed under the supervision of Frederic Warde and the first use of this type face. Well-preserved copy - unusual to find in original slipcase.
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> PRIVATE PRESS & FINE PRINTING, TWENTIETH CENTURY
> OFFICINA BODONI
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> from the Inventory Dawson's Bookshop, Los Angeles
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> Cellini, Benvenuto, THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
> Mardersteig, Giovanni, OFFICINA BODONI, DAS WERK EINER HANDPRESSE, 1923-1977.
Run of issues from the inception through volume 24. (volume 9 missing) Printed for the Oxford Bibliographic Society, Bodleian Library. Each volume is by a different scholar. Many issues concentrate on formulating a complete bibliography or checklist while others contain a single essay with illustrations. Also included are facsimiles and catalogues of printers' ornaments. Each publication focuses on a distinct subject; topics include rare bindings, early printers, catalogues of works about individual authors or poets, bookbinders and sellers. Though this collection encompasses a broad range of topics, as a whole, it encompasses a number of aspects of the printing industry from early printers through the nineteenth century. A few spines sunned.
Volume 20, a facsimile of the Term Catalogue for the Michelmas Term 1695, comprised almost entirely of fold out plates.