Verona: Officina Bodoni, (1960). 6 x 9. 140 pages, 5 plates (one double). Mardersteig's 60-page introduction is followed by the first treatise on the construction of Roman letters (ca. 1460). The 25 letters are hand-colored in two colors (after the original manuscript) with corresponding construction grid on facing verso. Full golden brown oasis morocco, gilt press mark on upper cover, top edge gilt, printed slipcase with morocco edges. Two small booklabels engraved by Leo Wyatt for Harold Hugo & family inside front cover, with Hugo's penciled notes on flyleaf. Slipcase a bit soiled. The book is fine. With one-page prospectus. Item #17101
The first treatise on the construction of Roman letters (ca. 1460). One of 50 copies in full binding (of 400). Printed in Dante type on Magnani paper. English translation by R. H. Boothroyd. The only edition in English. Schmoller 121, illustrated on pp. 111-112.