The Book in Italy During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

By: Orcutt, William Dana

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. Introduction by Guido Biagi, late librarian of the Royal Medicean Laurentian Library, Florence. This book includes facsimiles reproductions of the most famous printed volumes of 15th and 16th century Italy, used as the centerpiece of Italy's participation in the 1900 Paris Exposition. Includes three tipped on full color plates and numerous others in black and white. One of 750 copies published, this copy out-of-series and not numbered, with the word "imperfect" in Orcutt's own hand on the plain brown dustjacket. The only imperfection we found was a misnumbered page; other imperfect copies we have owned, coming from the same source, have had plates excised, etc. Light blue paper covered boards with dark blue spine, gilt spine lettering, paper label on front cover, gilt top, other edges uncut, 220 pages, original brown kraft paper dustjacket as issued. Condition is near fine with effectively no wear, dustjacket is soiled and has edge chips and tears. A clean and sound copy.. Limited to 750 Copies. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to (12.5" x 9.25"). Dust jacket present.

Title: The Book in Italy During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Author Name: Orcutt, William Dana

Categories: Books, Paper, Printing, Publishing, Typography,

Edition: Limited to 750 Copies

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 000177

Keywords: PRINTING HISTORY LIMITED EDITION FLORENCE ITALIAN EXAMPLES ITALY