New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000. First edition of this alphabetical zoo, in which each animal is ingeniously constructed using the corresponding letters of the Bembo font family. An endnote explains the history of these letters, originally cut by Francesco Griffo for the Renaissance printer Aldus Manutius, and named after scholar and poet Pietro Bembo, whose works Aldus published: "while Bembo is prized as the most readable text face, its sharp, clean gracefulness was the inspiration behind using it to create the illustrations in this book." A fine copy of a delightful typographical ABC. Oblong quarto, original color pictorial paper boards, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color on every page.
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