The Officina Bodoni; The Operation of a Hand-press during the first six years of its work
1929·Paris & New York
by Paris * New York. Editiones Officinae Bodoni
Paris & New York: At The Sign of The Pegasus, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. basket weave cream cloth, gilt Bodoni logo front cover. Near fine in worn dust wrapper lacking small portion of lower spine. 80 pages. 30 x 21.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 229 of 500 of the English edition, on Lafuma Rag Paper in the original types of Giambattista Bodoni. Host of tipped-in specimen pages, plus twelve full page woodcuts by Franz Masereel printed recto only which illustrate the operations of the press. Officina Bodoni began operation in April 1925 at Montagnola di Lugano. List of All Book Printed On the Hand-Press. Offsetting from the flaps of the dust jacket onto the endpapers, slight lower corner bumps. (Inventory #: 20898)
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