1944 · Paris
Hand printed in occupied Paris at the press of Alberto Tallone Editore who printed 450 exquisite volumes, produced first in Paris, then in Alpignano, Italy. The Tallone books are entirely set by hand with original type fonts of great beauty, derived from the punches cut directly by typographical legends such as Nicholas Kis (1650-1702), and William Caslon (1693).
Alberto Tallone's books are printed either on pure-cotton papers or on selected precious papers from China and Japan. Some are set in the Tallone font, created by Alberto Tallone, and inspired by the classical architecture of Andrea Palladio. Robert Brun was a French historian of art and especially of the medieval and early modern period. He was an eminent bibliographer at the Bibliotheque National de France.
The illustrator Jean Lebedeff or Ivan Lebedev (1884 - 1972): Born in November 1884 in Russia in Bogorodskoye (near Nizhny Novgorod). Died in September 1972 in Nîmes. Active then naturalized in France.
Bibliography: I.P. Dubray: L'Imagier, Jean Lebedeff Paris, 1939 - in: Paris Moscow, 1900-1930, catalog of the exhibition, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1979.See: http (Inventory #: 983832)