Messia - Guido Ceronetti

€550.00

Limited edition of 50 copies typeset by handFirst edition in Italian,  which include an original graphic print by Ugo Nespolo. Poems and proses dedicated to the figure of the Messiah, by Guido Ceronetti, Ionesco, Virgil, Eraclitus, Isaiah, Black Elk, Rimbaud, Bloy, Beckett, Joyce, Mansour, Sibony. 

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Limited edition of 50 numbered copies printed on wove white Magnani paper made in Tuscany, which include an original graphic print by Ugo Nespolo, made in stencil technique, inspired to Black Elk’s words. Signed by the artist.

Introduction by the author.

Poems and proses dedicated to the figure of the Messiah and related to Messanic themes, written by Guido Ceronetti. They are followed by proses on the same topic, selected and translated by the author, which were written by Ionesco, Virgil, Eraclitus, Isaiah, Black Elk, Rimbaud, Bloy, Beckett, Joyce, Mansour, Sibony.

Volume in 8vo oblong format (18x26cm) of 128 pages typeset by hand in 12 point Tallone types, designed by Alberto Tallone, cut by Charles Malin in Paris and cast by Radiguer.


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Numbered and limited edition typeset by hand in original foundry types and letterpress printed on very fine exclusive papers, made to last. Each copy is sewn by hand and it is individually numbered and signed by the publisher. 

Due to its unique features, this fine-press book is a coveted collector’s edition and a sophisticated gift idea, entirely handset in movable types.

Tallone timeless books are strictly handmade according to the highest tradition of manual typography, fine printing and handmade bookmaking, and are meant to last.
Tallone collectible books are a symbol of made in Italy: they are the only ones in the world typeset by hand and totally handmade in the most ancient typographic studio in the world, in activity since the 18th century.

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317 copie were printed, of which:
- 50 numbered copies printed on wove white Magnani paper made in Tuscany, which include an original graphic print by Ugo Nespolo, 

- 120 numbered copies printed on the same wove off-white Magnani paper, numbered from 51 to 170. These copies do not include the graphic print by Ugo Nespolo (sold out);

 (images and prices on request);

- 56 numbered copies printed on mould-made pure-cotton Johannot paper;

- 23 numbered copies, printed on pure-cotton handmade Umbria paper, handmade in Fabriano (images and prices on request);

- 18 numbered copies, printed on Gampi paper, handmade in Japan (images and prices on request);


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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.

Data sheet

Size (cm)
18x26
Typefaces
typeset by hand in 12 point Tallone types, designed by Alberto Tallone, cut by Charles Malin in Paris and cast by Radiguer
Paper
wove white Magnani paper made in Tuscany
Number of pages
128
Total print run
50