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Il giardino di Poliphilo - Francesco Colonna

Page of Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, the most beautiful book of the Renaissance, printed by Manutius in Venice.

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On the occasion of the celebrations of Aldus Manutius anniversary, at Galleria dell’Accademia, Venice, July 2016, Tallone Publisher has typeset by hand in 16th-century types and letterpress-printed one page of Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, which is considered the most beautiful book of the Renaissance and was printed by Manutius in Venice.

This page, one of the most significant and representative of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, is decorated by an original wood engraving, cut on boxwood block by Gilbert Poillot for Tallone, which reproduces the original 16th-century woodcut.

On the verso of this page, an explanatory text has been printed, followed by a dedication to the “Mud Angels”, those who gathered in Florence 50 years ago, in 1966, after the flood of the river Arno which occurred on November 4th, and helped to salvage many precious books and works of art.

This loose leaf is housed in a slipcase, whose exteriors are covered with Ingres paper.

Limited and numbered print run on Magnani paper, made near Florence.

  • Size (cm) 27x18
  • Typefaces Entirely typeset by hand in 16th-century type.
  • Paper Cotton paper made in Tuscany.
  • Number of pages 1
  • Total print run 30
  • Weight (kg) 0,8