Preface to the MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO of 1818.
London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1953. Octavo. Bound in original beige paper over boards, with printed lettering to the spine and front cover. Etched frontispiece portrait of Bodoni by Rosalind Dease. 80pp. A Fine Copy. Printed in 12 pt. Bodoni Monotype and 6 pt. leaded Bodoni. In addition to Bodoni’s 'Preface', the book contains seven facsimile leaves of Majuscule letters and Contorni ornaments from the 'Manuale'. Edition limited to 60 copies, of which this is number 17. This was the first book produced by the Lion and Unicorn Press. From the library of typographer and printing historian John Lewis (1912-1996). Lewis’ bookplate (‘Ex Libris | John Lewis | FSIA’) is neatly affixed to the front paste-down. Item #22
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