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  • Sator Arepo

    €45.00
    The renowned Christian palindrome, which hides the "Our Father" prayer, which became a powerful talisman during Middle Ages, and was found engraved all across the continent, from England to Syria.
    Broadsheet typeset by hand in movable types, printed letterpress on cotton paper made in Tuscany.

  • Sonnet - Dante Alighieri

    €60.00

    Glass and wood frame with a single hook for vertical hanging.

    Immortal poem about friendship.

    Broadsheet typeset by hand in movable types, and printed on pure-cotton archival-quality paper expressly made in Dante’s Tuscany.

  • Sonnet - Francesco Petrarca

    €60.00
    Broadsheet typeset by hand in movable types, printed  letterpress on cotton paper made in Tuscany.
    Glass and wood frame with a single hook for vertical hanging.
  • ALLA SERA - UGO FOSCOLO

    €60.00
    Broadsheet typeset by hand in movable types, printed  letterpress on cotton paper made in Tuscany.
    Glass and wood frame with a single hook for vertical hanging.
  • L'INFINITO - GIACOMO LEOPARDI

    €60.00
    The sonnet which most Italians know by heart.
    Broadsheet typeset by hand in movable types, printed  letterpress on cotton paper made in Tuscany.
    Glass and wood frame with a single hook for vertical hanging.
  • Trattato della vita elegante - Balzac

    €280.00
    Upon request and without additional charge, the book can be personalised with a printed inscription (i.e.: "Copy printed for John Doe”), to be typeset by hand and printed at the beginning of the book.
    Limited edition of 225 copies typeset by hand and letterpress printed.
    Balzac makes a shrewd and ironic critique of the bourgeois society born after the French Revolution, revealing all its ridiculousness and clumsiness. In fact, elegance belongs to few.
    Those who climb the rungs of the social ladder have to continually invent new forms of distinction. This resulting cyclical renewal is what we call fashion.



  • A discussion about printing - Anton F. Doni

    €150.00
    Limited edition of 250 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.
    Bilingual English-Italian edition. First English appearance.
    Florence, late 15th century. An animated discussion takes place about the revolution prompted by the introduction of printing, in opposition to manuscript books. 
    The discussion reflects the opposite attitudes that, in recent times, have divided public opinion about paperless digital information and printing. The arguments are pretty much the same: aesthetic beauty versus economic convenience, nostalgia as opposed to practicality.



  • Lamine d'oro orfiche

    €300.00

    Limited edition of 5 copies typeset by hand in original 19th-century movable types.
    The ‘Orphic’ gold tablets are tiny scraps of gold foils engraved with precepts meant as instructions to enter the Afterlife. Those fascinating invocations are one of the first evidence of ancient Greek religion, and exerted a great influence on later Greek culture.

  • ΠΕΡΙ ΦΥΣΗΩΣ - ΔΙΟΓΕΝΟΥΣ

    €120.00
    Limited edition of 180 copies typeset by hand in original 19th-century types.
    Ancient Greek and Italian edition.
    «No printer is great if it does not print Greek. Without this effort it is impossible to serve Humanism. Because Humanism has two sources: Athens and Florence. Without these two corners of the world, it is not entirely certain that man would be able to get civilized, becoming a being able to oppose the immense power of individuality to mass action […]» Jean Zafiropulo.
  • luca pacioli

    €140.00
    Limited edition of 265 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.
    Biography. The adventurous life of Luca Pacioli, mathematician, economist, and Franciscan monk, the inventor of the double-entry accounting system, who befriended Leonardo da Vinci and designed the "dignissimus" alphabet.
    It includes 3 woodcuts, cut by hand and made expressly for this edition.
  • carmi - catullo

    €110.00
    Limited edition of 470 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.
    «Artists like Catullus, Raphael, and Mozart have been assigned by gods the privilege of tracing unique paths, which have the fleeting and eternal traits of the perfect moment. It is no coincidence that the blaze of this miracle consumes the life of the chosen one in a short time» Carlo Saggio

  • Leonardo da Vinci's resume

    €340.00

    The first modern ‘curriculum vitae’, written by Leonardo da Vinci to the Duke in Milan, proves to be a document of rare effectiveness.

    Limited edition of 71 numbered copies typeset by hand, letter by letter.