AMORES. Qui fuerant quinque libelli sunt tres.

Verona: (Officina Bodoni, 1932). 6 1/4 x 9 1/2. (10), 11-134, (8) pages. Original oatmeal cloth with gilt title on spine & upper cover. Light scattered foxing, mostly on end papers but a few very faint touches through page 12; all else fine in lightly soiled matching slipcase. Item #14988

No. 12 of 120 numbered copies on Magnani handmade paper. Printed in Frederic Warde's Arrighi-Vincenza italic, for which Mardersteig commissioned Charles Malin to cut a smaller size of the capital letters. Initials in red, hand done by the calligrapher/scholar Claudio Bonacini. 'The beauty of the type and the paper, and the perfect printing and spacing of Ovid's verse, combine to create a lyric delicacy of great refinement." A Century for the Century no. 31.

Price: $3,500.00

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