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    Giovanni Mardersteig. The Officina Bodoni. Verona: Edizioni Valdonega, 1980. Limited to 1,500 copies. Two folio volumes. Illustrated. Original quarter brown morocco. A fine set. In the original morocco-tipped slipcase.

    More Information: Giovanni Mardersteig. The Officina Bodoni. An Account of the Work of a Hand Press, 1923-1977. Verona: Edizioni Valdonega, 1980. Limited to 1,500 copies. This is one of ninety-nine numbered copies accompanied by a second volume containing ten original leaves from hand-printed books of the Officina Bodoni. Two folio volumes. lix, 285 pages. Illustrated. Original quarter brown morocco, ruled in gilt, over natural linen boards. Spine stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine set. In the original morocco-tipped slipcase. The original leaves are from William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Ovid's Amores, Cecco Angiolieri's Sonette, De divina proportione di Luca Pacioli, The Holy Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Albrecht Dürer's The Little Passion, Eugenio Montale's Il poeta, The Fables of Aesop, Nikolay Gogol's The Overcoat, and The Sayings of the Seven Sages of Greece.

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