Order Nr. 137070 HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI. Francesco COLONNA.
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.
HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.

HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI.

(Aldine Press).

Edited by George Painter.

  • London: Eugrammia Press, 1963.
  • 4to
  • bound by Zaehnsdorf in full gloss morocco with image from the book blocked in gilt on the upper cover, essay is in the original black stiff wrappers with the same design blocked in gilt on the upper cover, black slipcase with labels on both sides
  • the facsimile is unpaginated, the essay by Painter is 24 pages

Price: $400.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 137070

Limited to 315 numbere copies. Near fine in lightly worn slipcase. The slipcase is cracked along the top edge. Printed in collotype on Atlas mould-made paper by Balston. Together with an essay by George Painter: An introduction on the Dream, the Dreamer, the Artist and the Printer. One of the most celebrated incunables, Colonnas Hypnertomachia Poliphili was printed in Venice by Aldus Manutius in his recut Bembo type with 172 remarkable woodcuts throughout the work. George Painter was the Assistant Keeper in charge of Incunabula at the British Museum and inserted in the book is a tls from him about the possible identity of the artist behind the remarkable woodcuts in the Hypnerotomachia.