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  • Sonnet - Leonardo da Vinci

    €35.00
    Sonnet improvised by Leonardo in front of Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

  • Sator Arepo

    €60.00
    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.

  • Trattato della vita elegante - Balzac

    €2,800.00
    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.
    Copies from 1/20 to 20/20 each include a different silk-screen print by Giulio Paolini.
    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.



  • 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.

  • Hippocratic Oath

    €40.00

    The earliest and most relevant expression of medical ethics in the Western world.

    The perfect gift for physicians, who, in these times of pandemic, are more than ever invested with high responsibility. 

    Limited edition typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter.

  • Recueillement - Charles Baudelaire

    €60.00
    Sonnet from the collection “Le fleurs du mal”.
    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. The frame is gilded with genuine gold leaf.
  • THE HORSES´ PRAYER

    €60.00
    Found in England upon a horse manger. 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. The frame is gilded with genuine gold leaf.
  • Do it anyway - Saint Teresa of Calcucca

    €40.00
    Found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta, these precepts informed Mother Teresa’s own life and choices.
    Typeset by hand in movable types, printed letterpress on cotton paper made in Tuscany.

  • Italian wood types - specimen book 2/2

    €720.00
    The present alphanumeric series is printed from big, original wood types, which were handcrafted in Italy between 1850 and 1950 to be used on large broadsides. 
    In fact, for over a century, opera and theatre plays, circus shows and fairs, political rallies and new movie releases were advertised using these iconic typefaces.
  • Sonnet - 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.
  • 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.