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Il Cantico dei Cantici

Light-hearted, erotic sonnets, written by the nobleman Giorgio (Zorzi Alvise) Baffo.

With an original watercolor drawing by Fulvio Testa.

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220,00 €

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Inedited revised version by Guido Ceronetti.

Volume typeset by hand in Caslon types, derived from the original 18th century punches cut by William Caslon in London. An 8vo oblong format, elegant and slender, created by the Publisher.

Limited print run of 122 copies have been printed on pure cotton cream-color Magnani hand-made paper.

Moreover, 356 copies have been printed on Sicilian paper (images and prices on this website); 18 on Chinese hand-made paper and 5 on cream-color laid paper made in Fabriano during the Sixties (images and prices on request).

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

  • Author Alfredo de Palchi
  • Size (cm) 12x26
  • Typefaces Entirely typeset by hand in Caslon type, cut by William Caslon on steel punches in the first half of the 18th century, and cast in the original matrices of the time.
  • Paper Paper made in Sicily.
  • Number of pages 100
  • Total print run 122
  • Weight (kg) 1,5