Luca Pacioli - Sergio Castrucci
Limited edition of 42 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.
The adventurous life of Luca Pacioli, the inventor of the double-entry accounting system, who befriended Leonardo da Vinci and designed the so-called "dignissimus" alphabet.
It includes 3 original woodcuts, made expressly for this edition.
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Limited and numbered print run of 42 copies letterpress-printed on pure-cotton Johannot paper, made in France.
This is a first edition.
The number of movable types handled for the typesetting of this book, make it an exceptional endeavor in the contemporary printing scene.
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.
Winner of the Capalbio Prize 2003.
Introduction by Franco Cardini.
Volume in 16mo format of 112 pages typeset by hand in Caslon types, derived from the original punches cut by William Caslon in the 18th century.
The book includes 3 woodcuts by Adriano Porazzi and Gianfranco Schialvino, made expressly for this edition.
Moreover, the book comes in the following editions:
- 265 copies on Magnani cotton paper, made in Pescia, Tuscany;
- 54 copies on paper excerpted from an ancient accounting notebook (images and prices on request)
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.
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- typeset by hand in Caslon types, derived from the original punches cut by William Caslon in the 18th century.
- pure-cotton Johannot paper, made in France
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