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Manuel des Amphitryons - Grimod de la Reynière

Print run of 200 copies on cream-color Magnani paper. French edition. «Ouvrage indispensable a tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chère, et de la faire faire aux autres».

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French edition.
«Ouvrage indispensable a tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chère, et de la faire faire aux autres».

With essays by Armando Torno (in Italian) and Gérard Roero di Cortanze (in French).

Volume in 8vo format of 300 pages entirely typeset by hand in point 12 Caslon types, cast by the Caslon Foundry from the original 18th-century matrices, those derived from the original punches cut by William Caslon. This type has been in use for more than two centuries and it is one of the most ancient original type owned by the Tallone Press.

It has occurred many months and 360 thousands metal types to set by hand all the 300 pages of the volume.

Brilliantly written at the beginning of the 19th century by one of the founders of modern Western Gastronomy, the volume celebrates the return to the pleasures of the table after the Reign of Terror, when Arts and Sciences could again flourish in the cultured symposiums both held in private palaces and in the newly-born restaurants.

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.

Total print run of 320 copies, of which 200 printed on laid cream-color Magnani paper.

The other 120 copies are the following:

- 72 copies printes on off-white wove Magnani paper (images and prices on request);

- 48 on different Fabriano and Magnani pure-cotton papers, either hand-made or made on the round-machine (images and prices on request).

  • Size (cm) 29x16
  • Typefaces Typeset by hand in point 12 Caslon types, cast from the original 18th-century mats. It has occurred many months and 360 thousands metal types to set the text.
  • Paper Laid cream-color Magani paper
  • Number of pages 300
  • Total print run 200
  • Weight (kg) 2,5