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Manuale Tipografico
Parma: Pressa la Vedova 1818 - In two volumes with a combined weight of 13.5 lbs. Size of bindings: 9 in. x 12 7/8 in. Size of pages: 8 ¾ in. x 12 3/8 in. Vol. I: 325 leaves, including half-title, frontispiece, title, introductory material, examples of typeface, and index. Vol. II: 280 leaves, including half-title, title, examples of typeface, and index. The frontispiece of Bodoni is an engraving by Rosaspina based on the portrait by Appiani. The examples of typeface are printed on the recto only, except for the last one which is on the verso of leaf 278 in Volume II. Three folding leaves of musical notation are near the end of Vol. II. ORIGINAL ORANGE BOARDS with printed labels on the spine, untrimmed. Brown cloth-covered wrap-around cases with ties. This set was owned by Otto F. Ege (1888–1951), a bookseller and a teacher/lecturer at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Less than three hundred copies of this work were printed. A landmark in the art of typography, never duplicated. We know of only one other example of this book in original boards; it was item No. 35 in the auction of the collection of Otto Schafer at Sotheby's held on December 8, 1994, bid in for over Forty-three Thousand Dollars. A damp stain appears on the lower margin of the back inner cover of Volume I. Binding is rubbed, extremities somewhat worn. The text is without blemish, and in extraordinarily fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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