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Far Away and Long Ago
Buenos Aires: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club by Guillermo Kraft, 1943. With Illustrations by Raúl Rosarivo HUDSON, William H. ROSARIVO, Raúl, illustrator. Far Away and Long Ago. A History of My Early Life. With an Introduction by R.B. Cunninghame Graham and Illustrations by Raúl Rosarivo. Buenos Aires: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club by Guillermo Kraft, 1943. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by the artist and book designer, this being copy no. 377. Quarto. xiv, [2], 306, [4] pp. Portrait frontispiece and thirty-two full page black and white lithographed plates with tissue guards. Publisher's parchment and furred Argentine steer hide sewn together with rawhide thongs. Smooth steer hide endpapers. Printed dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's box. Raúl Mario Rosarivo (1903 - 1966) was an Argentine typographer, researcher, designer, poet, painter and illustrator, known for his work in the analysis of the Gutenberg Bibles. He held the position of General Director of the Buenos Aires Provincial Graphic Workshops (Talleres Gráficos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires). Raúl Rosarivo, in his Divina proporción tipográfica ("Typographical Divine Proportion"), first published in 1947, analyzed Renaissance books with the help of compass and ruler and described the use of the "número de oro" (golden number), by which he meant the ratio 2:3, in books produced by Gutenberg (as well as Peter Schöffer, Nicolas Jenson, and others). According to Rosarivo himself, his work and assertion that Gutenberg used the "golden number" (or "secret number" as Rosarivo also called it) to establish the harmonic relationships between the diverse parts of his printed works, was analyzed by experts at the Gutenberg Museum and re-published in the Gutenberg Jahrbuch, its official magazine.
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