The fundamental principles of the Constitution, upon which the Italian democracy is based: Sovereignty; Equality and Solidarity; the Right to Work; Religious confessions; Peace; the Flag; …

Limited edition of 370 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.


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One of 370 numbered copies letterpress-printed on Magnani paper made in Tuscany.

A volume in the 8vo format (cm 19x31) of 84 pages entirely typeset by hand in 12-point Tallone type, designed by Alberto Tallone, cut by Charles Malin in Paris and cast by Radiguer.

Each principle outlined by Lorenzo Poggi. 

Preface by Luciano Violante.


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.

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 handmade in the most ancient typographic studio in the world still in activity, where handmade bookmaking and modern aesthetic combine to give the best possible reading experience.

Tallone book is a sophisticated, valuable gift meant to last over time.

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.

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