(Officina Bodoni)

Petri Bembi De Aetna Liber & Pietro Bembo On Etna.

Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1969. Octavo. 151pp. One of 125 copies. Illustrated with a medal of young Bembo as a title device, a fold-out reproduction of "Il Noniano," an engraving from "Bembo's Works," Venice 1729, and a facsimile of leaf Aii of Bembo's "De Aetna," printed by Aldus in 1496. The Latin version is followed by an English translation by Betty Radice and a Postscript by Giovanni Mardersteig. The Latin is set in Griffo type, and the English and Postscript are in Monotype Bembo, both based on the roman alphabet developed by Francesco Griffo for Aldus. Bound in quarter-morocco with red paper over boards, gilt-stamped with the press's device. Some toning to spine, else fine in matching slipcase. Prospectus laid in. Item #29265

Price: $1,500.00

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