Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1968. 9 x 12. frontis portrait, xxxviii, 347 pages. Laid in is a 9-page English translation of Mardersteig's introduction. This also was printed at the OB. Orange Linson boards with paper spine label, dustwrapper with printed title. As new in green cloth slipcase, with prospectus. Item #17785
No. 167 of 180 copies of this facsimile of a rare Bodoni specimen (he printed only 50 copies). Giovanni Mardersteig provides an introduction and an index of type face names.Each type was named after an Italian town, and the text consists of a short description of its past. The binding reflects a typical Bodoni press binding.