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Satire & Sermones - Horace

Edition in two volumes, respectively in Latin and in Italian. Print run of 30 copies on Amatruda paper. Through 18 reflective-narrative essays, Horace offers an acute investigation of the human condition and configures his idea of a more equitable society.

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Edition in two volumes, respectively in Latin and in Italian.

18 reflective-narrative essays in hexameters written between 41 BC and 30 a.C. Through the description and reflection on the vices and the ways of society, Horace offers an acute investigation of the human condition and configures his idea of a more equitable and balanced society.

The volume in Latin has been edited by Carlo Carena on David Roy Shackelton Bailey’s edition. The volume includes a Prefatio by Carlo Carena and Vita Horati by Suetonius and Pseudoacron.

Translation from Latin by Gavino Manca.

Volume in 4to format, typeset by hand in Garamond types, hand-cut on punches by Henri Parmentier and cast by Deberny&Peignot foundry.

Limited print run of 30 copies printed on cotton Amatruda paper, mould-made in Amalfi.

The total print run of this edition is limited to 470 copies, of which: 300 copies on Arches paper made in France; 120 on Magnani paper made in Tuscany; 30 on Amatruda paper made in Amalfi (on sell on this website); 20 copies on exotic papers made in Japan (sold out).

The two volumes are housed in a slipcase and a box, custom hand-made to an exact size, whose exteriors are covered with Ingres paper. The book title is letterpress-printed on the slipcase’s spine.

  • Size (cm) 21x35
  • Typefaces Typeset by hand in the Garamond type, which was cut by Henri Parmentier in 1914 and cast in Paris by Deberny & Peignot.
  • Paper Amatruda cotton paper made in Amalfi
  • Number of pages 122
  • Total print run 30
  • Weight (kg) 1,6