- Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1971.
- small 4to.
- quarter leather, paper covered boards, gilt lettering on spine, slipcase
- xxxviii, 104, (2) pages.
Price: $1,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 35984
Limited to 160 numbered copies and printed by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni. (Schmoller no.170). Fine in fine publisher's slipcase. Prospectus loosely inserted. Protected by accetate jacket. An English translation of Torniello's text by Betty Radice with an introduction in English by Mardersteig. The text discusses Torniello, Guillaume Le Signerre who cut "the portrait of the calligrapher, the decorative initials, and probably the wood-blocks for the letters and themselves," and the printer, Gotardo da Ponte. Also contains information on other alphabets developed during this period. Fine in near fine slipcase with a copy of the original prospectus.