Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1928. 7 x 10. xvii, 135 pages. Full vellum, gilt on spine & covers, top edge gilt, blue & red headbands and ribbon place marker. Fine, almost as new, copy of a book which never shows up. Item #1912
Number 19 of 209 copies printed on the handpress in original Bodoni types on Japan vellum. This is the 7th of 49 volumes comprising the complete works of D'Annunzio, undertaken by Mardersteig for the Instituto Nazionale. There was a standard edition of 2500 copies printed by cylinder presses on mould-made paper. Mardersteig's history of this undertaking (in The Officina Bodoni 1923-1977) is worth reading.