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The history of the most renowned christian cryptographic palindrome, found engraved in England, Syria and all over Europe.

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The history of the most renowned christian cryptographic palindrome, found engraved in England, Syria and all over Europe.

Preface by His Eminence Gianfranco Ravasi.

Volume in 24mo format, album, typeset by hand in 16 point Caslon types, derived from the original 18th century punches cut by William Caslon in London.

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.

Limited and numbered print run of 40 numbered copies on cream-color laid cotton paper made in Sicily, Italy.

Moreover, the following copies have been printed: 120 copies have been printed on Byblos Magnani paper, made in Pescia, Tuscany (sold out); 83 copies on Sant’Ilario paper, made in Pescia, Tuscany (sold out); few copies on European and Asian papers (images and prices on request).

  • Size (cm) 15x14
  • 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 Cream-color laid cotton paper made in Sicily, Italy.
  • Number of pages 90
  • Total print run 40
  • Weight (kg) 1