Manuel des Amphitryons - Grimod de la Reynière

€480.00

Limited edition of 200 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.

French edition. «Ouvrage indispensable a tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chère, et de la faire faire aux autres».

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Print run of 200 copies printed on cotton Magnani paper.

Brilliantly written at the beginning of the 19th century by one of the founders of modern Western Gastronomy, the volume celebrates the return to the pleasures of the table after the Reign of Terror, when Arts and Sciences could again flourish in the cultured symposiums both held in private palaces and in the newly-born restaurants.

«Ouvrage indispensable a tous ceux qui sont jaloux de faire bonne chère, et de la faire faire aux autres».

Cet Livre veut être, avec une initiative et des papiers Italiens, des textes Français, des encres allemandes et des caractères Anglais, un hommage à la civilisation de l’Europe. LE MONDE (A. Tonet)

With essays by Armando Torno (in Italian) and Gérard Roero di Cortanze (in French).

Volume in 8vo format of 300 pages entirely typeset by hand in point 12 Caslon types, 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.

It has occurred many months and 360 thousands metal types to set by hand all the 300 pages of the volume.

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.

Total print run of 320 copies, of which:

- 200 on laid cream-color Magnani paper.

- 72 on off-white wove Magnani paper (images and prices on request);

- 48 on different Fabriano and Magnani pure-cotton papers, either hand-made or made on the round-machine (images and prices on request).

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Printed on very fine paper and sewn by hand, this edition is handmade in the most ancient typographic studio in the world still in activity, where tradition and modern aesthetic combine to give the best possible reading experience.

Neither monotype nor linotype are used. Tallone Press also do not print from plastic plates (photopolymer), which are derived from digital compositions. These typesetting systems from a keyboard are improperly passed off as manual typography.

Data sheet

Size (cm)
29x16
Typefaces
Typeset by hand in point 12 Caslon types, cast from the original 18th-century mats. It has occurred many months and 360 thousands metal types to set the text.
Paper
Laid cream-color Magani paper
Number of pages
300
Total print run
200
Weight (kg)
2,5