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Luca Pacioli da 'l Borgo San Sepolcro - Sergio Castrucci

The adventurous life of Luca Pacioli, the inventor of the double-entry accounting system, who befriended Leonardo da Vinci and designed the so-called "dignissimus" alphabet.

It includes 3 original woodcuts, made expressly for this edition.

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Historical-biographical novel.

The adventurous life of Luca Pacioli, the inventor of the double-entry accounting system, who befriended Leonardo da Vinci and designed the so-called "dignissimus" alphabet.

Winner of the Capalbio Prize 2003. Introduction by Franco Cardini.

Volume in 16mo format of 112 pages typeset by hand in Caslon types, derived from the original punches cut by William Caslon in the 18th century.

The book includes 3 original woodcuts by Adriano Porazzi and Gianfranco Schialvino, made expressly for this edition.

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 265 copies on Magnani paper, made in Pescia.

This is an ordinary copy.

Moreover, 42 copies have been printed on wove Johannot paper, made in France (images and prices on request); and 54 copies have been printed on paper excerped from an ancient accounting notebook (images and prices on request).

  • Size (cm) 14x24
  • 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 Magnani paper made in Pescia.
  • Number of pages 112
  • Total print run 265
  • Weight (kg) 1,5