"2000" - Pablo Neruda
Limited edition of 320 copies typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.
Nine poems, about the future and the incoming new millennium, that Neruda sent to the Tallone Press.
Bilingual Spanish-Italian edition.
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One of 320 copies letterpress printed on pure-cotton paper purposely made in Sicily for this edition.
The Poet wished to have these poems published in first edition by Tallone, as witnessed by Matilde Urrutia Neruda's letter, which opens the book and represents an important historical record of the days of the 1973 golpe.
Italian Translation and final note by Giuseppe Bellini.
Quarto (cm 25x37cm). Volume of 88 pages typeset by hand in Caslon types, derived from the original punches cut by William Caslon in the 18th century.
376 copies were printed, of which:
. 320 copies on pure-cotton paper made in Sicily;
. 41 copies have been printed on Alcantara pure cotton paper made in Sicily (images and prices on request);
. 15 copies on Gampi vellum paper, handmade in Japan (sold out).
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.
The volume is housed in a hand-made hardcover chemise and slipcase, whose exteriors are covered with Ingres paper. The book title is letterpress-printed on the slipcase’s spine.
- Typeset by hand in Caslon italic and roman types, derived from the original punches cut by William Caslon in the 18th century.
- Pure-cotton wove off-white paper purposely made in Sicily for this edition.
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