G.B. BODONI'S PREFACE TO THE MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO OF 1818 NOW FIRST TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH, WITH AN INTRODUCTION.
- London: Elkin Mathews Ltd., 1925.
- boards, glassine dust jacket
- (x), 57 pages.
Price: $100.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 4472
First edition in English, limited to 310 copies. With the original glassine, which has a tear and corresponding creasing and some loss on the upper rear panel. Some darkening to board edges, minor foxing to deckled edges. Bookplate of Daniel Berkeley Bianchi on front pastedown. Overall a near-fine copy in the publisher's near-fine glassine dust jacket. Scarce in this condition as the spine of the binding tends to become separated.
Provenance: Daniel Berkeley Bianchi was a biographer and bibliographer of Daniel B. Updike's Merrymount Press, as well as a member of the Society of Printers in Boston, MA.
A translation into English of the introduction to Bodoni's famous manual of typography. Giambattista Bodoni had a long, successful career as the private printer to the court of Parma. His celebrated status for his typeface designs and printing styles earned him a reputation as "Printer to the Kings and the King of Printers."