In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum. Zacharias Ferrerius.
In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum.
In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum.
In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum.
In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum.
In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum.
(Officina Bodoni)

In Die Festo Natalis, Et Circuncisionis Christi, Sapphicum Alphabeticum.

(Milan): Officina Bodoni, 1968. Oblong 12mo. (14)ff. From an edition of 80 copies, this is one of forty printed for André Jammes, the French antiquarian bookseller. With a New Year's greeting inscribed on the first free endpaper from Jammes and his family. A beautifully printed Christmas alphabet book with red calligraphic initials on each page. These elaborate initials were derived from a 1523 writing book by Ludovico Vicentino Degli Arrighi, an influential Italian bookseller, papal scribe, and typographer. Vicentino admired italic script and wrote an entire work about it; fittingly, this book is set entirely in Arrighi-Vicenza italic. The text comes from a Christmas hymn and is in the original Latin. Extremely fine in paper-covered boards that look like vellum, and housed in the original brown card slipcase. Item #22965

Price: $900.00

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