Sonnet - Leonardo da Vinci
Sonnet improvised by Leonardo in front of Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.
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It is the only known poem of Leonardo and, although the attribution is debated, it positively shines with genius and wisdom.
Typeset by hand in original foundry types, and printed letterpress.
Glass and wood frame with a single hook for vertical hanging. The frame is gilded with genuine gold leaf.This sonnet has been typeset by hand in original 6-point Garamond type. The steel punches of this type were hand-cut by Henri Parmentier in Paris, and cast by Deberny Foundry in 1914.
Printed letterpress on pure-cotton Magnani paper, mould-made in Pescia, Tuscany.
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Printed on very fine paper, this broadsheet is a sophisticated gift meant to last over time.
Tallone’s typographic studio has been continuously in operation since the 18th century, and its vast endowment of original foundry types and presses is still in use. 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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