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Veni VD Vici
Milano: Verzocchi, 1924. Scarce 1924 trade catalogue for V & D, producers of high quality fire bricks in La Spezia and Newcastle upon Tyne. Intaglio frontispiece by Carlo Parmeggiani, [8] pages, 35 plates, 34 with tissue guards, which have promotional text stating specifications of the fire bricks. The plates by some of the most respected Italian artists and illustrators of the period, including Guglielmo Baldassini, Giulio Cisari, Adolfo De Carolis, Fortunato Depero (Futurista), Marcello Dudovich, Guido Marussig, Giuseppe Miti Zanetti, Marcello Nizzoli, Primo Sinopico, Mario Stroppa, Mario Zampini, Adolfo Magrini, Nino Maggioni, Enrico Sacchetti, Giovanni Greppi, Cesare Fratino, A Scolari. During the 1920s, Verzocchi became leading Italian industrialist and a wealthy man, this allowing him to indulge his interest in art, and this catalogue contains artworks by eminent Italian artists commissioned by Verzocchi; two conditions were placed upon the artists: that all the illustrations must depict the theme of industry; and that they must include a representation of a V & D brick. Special issue with a 2 page introduction in English, origial card wraps with etched illustration to top wrap, and etched V & D logo to bottom wrap. Some wear, soiling to wraps, prelims., near fine internally. Size - 245mm. x 190mm.. [13735/503]. First English Edition. Card Covers. Very Good. Illus. by Various. 245mm. x 190mm.. Book.
      [Bookseller: William Glynn]
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