(Officina Bodoni)

The Officina Bodoni: An Account of the Work of a Hand Press, 1923-1977.

Verona: Edizioni Valdonega, (1980). Two quarto volumes. (lix), (288)pp; (viii), (10)ff. One of 125 copies in two volumes with ten leaves from original publications. This issue was not for sale. Illustrated with a series of woodcuts showing how a book is made, 116 reproductions of specimen pages, twelve pages of type specimens, and thirteen versions of the Officina Bodoni’s pressmarks in their original colors. This bibliography of works by Giovanni Mardersteig’s renowned private press also recounts the history of the press and explores its creative process. Extremely fine in tan cloth backed in brown morocco, with original slipcase which has a tiny snag in the morocco-trimmed opening. T.e.g. Together with: memorial keepsake for Mardersteig, and a catalogue for the Press's1954 exhibit at the British Museum - both printed by the Officina Bodoni, and both fine in wrappers. Item #31199

Price: $2,500.00

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