La commedia - Dante Alighieri

€1,200.00

Limited edition of 209 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.

An edition in 3 volumes, and more than 600 thousands sorts typeset by hand, a unique achievement in contemporary printing.

Text edited by Francesco Mazzoni, based on the reading by Giorgio Petrocchi for the Società Dantesca Italiana.

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Three volumes in 24mo format which add up to 740 pages, entirely typeset by hand in 10-point Roman Garamond type. This typeface was cut by Henri Parmentier in 1914 and cast by Deberny & Peignot in Paris. Afterword by Francesco Mazzoni set in 8-point Garamond. The short synopses which open each canto are set in 6-point Italic Garamond.

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 209 copies on Amatruda paper made of cotton in Amalfi.

Moreover, 200 copies have been printed on Magnani paper made in Pescia (no more available).

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The number of movable types handled for the typesetting of this book, makes it an exceptional endeavor in contemporary fine printing.

Printed on very fine paper and sewn by hand, this collector’s edition is a sophisticated gift meant to last over time and designed to give the best reading experience possible.

It is handmade in the most ancient typographic studio in the world still in activity, where handmade bookmaking and continue aesthetic research combine to give each book a unique design, never repeated in standard book series.

Neither monotype nor linotype are used. These typesetting systems from a keyboard are often passed off as manual typography. The Tallone Press also does not print from plastic plates derived from digital compositions.

Data sheet

Size (cm)
11x14
Typefaces
entirely typeset by hand in 10-point Roman Garamond type. This typeface was cut by Henri Parmentier in 1914 and cast by Deberny & Peignot in Paris. Afterword by Francesco Mazzoni set in 8-point Garamond. The short synopses which open each canto are set in
Paper
Amatruda paper made of cotton in Amalfi.
Number of pages
740
Total print run
Weight (kg)
1,3