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2020-12-15 22:18:28
Rollin Milroy, compiler
Francesco Griffo da Bologna - Fragments & Glimpses. A New Account of the Life & Work of the Man Who Cut Types for Aldus Manutius, Francesco Griffo da Bologna, Told Through a Collection of Fragments and Glimpses Assembled from a Variety of Sources, With a Leaf from the Aldine Edition of Ovid's Heroidum Epistolae, Set in Griffo's First Italic Type
Vancouver, BC: Heavenly Monkey Press, 2020. Second Edition, revised and enla. Hardcover. Like New. SECOND EDITION, revised and enlarged, LIMITED to 50 numbered copies, with an additional 8 copies hors commerce, issued in 3 states. This is one of 30 numbered copies numbered 21-50, case-bound at Heavenly Monkey by Rollin Milroy; it is printed on Arches wove paper. 8vo. 9 3/16 x 6 1/8 inches. (114) pp. Half-title, title page printed in blue and black inks, a "Note About the Initial Letters Used in This Book," also includes a page with a full suite of the decorative initials, "Printer's Foreword," 8 illustrations, an original leaf from the 1502 Aldine edition of Ovid's works is mounted on archival hinges on a double-page fold out opening, type samples, bibliography, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth spine, decorative paper over boards, paper spine label titled in silver, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Prospectus included. BCC1120-001. Fine. An earlier version of this book was published by A Lone Press in 1999 under the title Fragments & Glimpses: A Biography of Francesco Griffo da Bologna. Appendices translated by Emma Mandley. The first half of this book presents a biography of Francesco Griffo (1450–1518), assembled from quotations taken from over four dozen sources spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries, arranged both chronologically and around such themes as The Roman Types, The Greek Types, After Aldus, etc. The second half of the book contains translations of four 19th-century texts which sparked a late red … [Click Below for Full Description]
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