TRATTATELLO in LAUDE DI DANTE.
Officina Bodoni. Boccaccio
Verona, 1955. 5 1/4 x 8 1/2. Portrait of Dante (previously unpublished), 128 pages, plus 2 heliogravure plates. Full citron morocco by the Officina Bodoni. Fine in decorated paper over boards slipcase. (Item ID: 16509)
One of 140 numbered copies copies, this one of 125 on Rives. Printed in Mardersteig's new Dante types (roman, italic, and 20 & 30 point initial letters) -- his last and most successful design; this being its first use. It was cut by Charles Malin. Initials in red and blue. The plates are a previously unpublished portrait of Dante and a page from Bocccaccio's manuscript. Schmoller #111, pp 103-4, and illustration on p. 121. Very scarce OB imprint.