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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang.
Das Roemische Carneval 1788.
Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1924. . 8 1/2 x 12. 75, (4) pages. Full dark red vellum with gilt title on spine, press device on cover. Spine is very faded, deckles a bit dusty, light extremity wear. Very good.One of 224 copies on handmade Fabriano. Printed in Bodoni's 20 point Cancelleresco. Goethe lived in Rome from 1786-1788. This is his description, in German, of a carnival which he was able watch from his apartment. Schmoller observes "this sprightly decorative type…was eminently suitable, particularly as it seems to have been cut around 1788." A Century for the Century 13.
Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book [United States]
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