The Officina Bodoni An Account of the Work of a Hand Press 1923-1977
by Mardersteig, Giovanni
Verona: Edizioni Valdonega, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. half brown morocco and tan basket weave cloth, backstrips lettered or decorated in gilt. Fine in fine matching slipcase. 286 & 90 pages. Folio, 30.5 x 21 cm. Limited edition, copy 95 of 99 accompanied by a second volume containing ten original leaves from hand-printed books of the Officina Bodoni, including a rare vellum leaf from Ovid's Nasonis Amores, with a note from the publisher that the second volume housing "The ten four-page leaves may differ in each copy." The latter were "made up of spare sheets of books printed in its archives." Edited by Hans Schmoller. (Inventory #: 21066)
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