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Il Poema delle Purificazioni - Empedocles of Acragas

Bilingual Greek-Italian edition.

It includes the fragments recently found in Strasburg.

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Bilingual Greek-Italian edition.

Volume of 68 pages typeset by hand and letterpress-printed.

Volume in4to format of 68 pages typeset by hand in both capital and small Greek types, derived from the punches hand-cut in the 19th century and cast by Deberny in Paris. The Italian translation and the notes, by Jean Zafiropulo, are set in Caslon type, 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.

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 190 copies on wove Magnani paper made in Pescia.

This is an ordinary copy.

The special copies are as follows: 36 copies on Amatruda paper, handmade in Amalfi, and 14 copies on Gampi Vellum paper, handmade in Japan (images and prices on request).

  • Size (cm) 21x34
  • Typefaces Typeset by hand in capital and small Greek types, cast in the 19th century by Deberny, and in Caslon types, cast in the original 18th-century matrices by the Caslon Foundry.
  • Paper Magnani paper made in Tuscany.
  • Number of pages 68
  • Total print run 190
  • Weight (kg) 1,7