De Iusticia Pingenda: On the Painting of Justice | A Dialogue between Mantegna and Momus. Battista FIERA, trans James Wardrop.

De Iusticia Pingenda: On the Painting of Justice | A Dialogue between Mantegna and Momus.

London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1957. Octavo. Bound in original quarter black morocco, with green paper covered boards, vertical gilt rules to the covers, and gilt-stamped red paper inset to the front. Spine lettered in gilt. 56pp. A Fine Copy. Errata slip laid-in. Frontispiece portrait of Battista Fiera, reproduced by collotype from the painting by Lorenzo Costa hung in the National Gallery. Printed in Monotype Spectrum, on Maidstone hand-made paper. Edition limited to 200 copies, this copy being out of series. This book reproduces the Latin text of 1515, together with a translation into English, introduction, and textual notes by James Wardrop. 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 #27

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