PASTONCHI, A SPECIMEN OF A NEW LETTER FOR USE ON THE "MONOTYPE."
Printed in an edition limited to 200 copies on special Fabriono paper by Mardersteig at his Officina Bodoni. (Officina Bodoni 25). A trade edition was also issued but was not bound in quarter vellum and printed on special paper. An English specimen of a new type-face is designed by Eduardo Cotti under the direction of Francesco Pastonchi. Various specimen booklets of various sizes bound in. Introduction by Giovanni Mardersteig. Light foxing (as typical).
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> PRIVATE PRESS & FINE PRINTING, TWENTIETH CENTURY
> OFFICINA BODONI
> UNITED KINGDOM
> TYPE SPECIMENS, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
> LANSTON MONOTYPE MACHINE COMPANY
> COTTI, EDUARDO
> PASTONCHI, FRANCESCO
> MARDERSTEIG, GIOVANNI
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