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Print run of 134 on off-white paper made in Sicily. This edition printed in Latin is a tribute to the famous incunabulum printed by Aldus Manutius in 1495. Bembo tells about his trip to Sicily to learn Greek and his ascent to the top of volcano Etna.
Bembo tells about his trip to Sicily to learn the Greek and his ascent to the top of volcano Etna.
This edition is a tribute to the famous incunabulum printed by Aldus Manutius in 1495, which is considered for many reasons the first modern book.
This edition takes account of the typographic corrections handwritten in the margins of the original edition.
Final notes in Italian by Enrico Tallone and Piero Scapecchi, chief curator at the National Library in Florence.
The volume has the same 8vo format (16x26cm) established by Aldus Manutius for the first edition, which inaugurates the smaller-format book, the ancestor of today's paperbacks.
The 96 pages of this book have been typeset by hand in Garamond, a type which owes a great deal to Aldus Manutius's roman type, engraved for him by Francesco Griffo.
This Garamond type was hand-cut on punches by Henri Parmentier in 1914 and cast in Paris by Deberny & Peignot Foundry.
The volume is housed in a slipcase and 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.
Limited and numbered print run of 134 copies on off-white wove paper made in Sicily.
This is an ordinary copy.
In total, there are 263 copies of this book, listed below:
- 134 copies on off-white wove paper made in Sicily (for sell on this page);
- 46 copies on off-white wove paper made in Sicily, which include an original numbered etching by Walter Valentini (available on this website);
- 50 copies on pure cotton Alcantara paper made in Sicily, which include an original numbered etching by Walter Valentini (available on this website);
- 33 copies on handmade Kochi, Mitsumata, Montval and Chinese papers.
The papers from Sicily have been made using the groundwater of the volcano Etna area.