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Griffo Da Bologna
Fragments & Glimpses - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2020. Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey. New. 2020. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. A new first printing of the first Heavenly Monkey edition. The true first edition was published in 1999 by A Lone Press. We have two copies, both No. 39 and No. 43 ; A biography of the man who designed printing types for Aldus Manutius, assembled using quotations from over 35 contemporary and modern sources. Presented in seven chronologic chapters: Who Was He?; The Aldine Roman; The Greek Fonts; Letra Grifa; The Feud; After Aldus; & His Legacy. With an original wood engraving by Shinsuke Minegishi on the colophon page. This lovely book is sewn and cased in quarter cloth with painted paper over boards. Only thirty copies have been printed. It is printed on dampened Arches wove paper. The appendices are translated by Emma Mandley. This volume also fatures a leaf from the Aldine 1502 edition of Ovid’s Heroidvm epistolae set in Griffo’s first italic type ; 114 pages .
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