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Nice Firm Clean copy ! Jacket has short tears. 128 pages. The first facsimile to be made of one of the finest sixteenth century Italian writing books. Essemplare is Giovan Francesco Cresci's first manual, printed at Rome in 1560. Cresci, unlike many writing masters of his time, knew that geometric methods could not recreate the traditional letter forms of the Trajan column and Cresci's capitals represented the traditional letters in their original vitality. This facsimile is made from a fine copy of the 1578 edition. It is accompanied by a translation of the text and an introduction by A. S. Osley.
Title: Essemplare: Di Piv Sorti Lettere (Nattali & Maurice facsimile)
Edition: First Edition. 1st Printing.
Publisher: London, UK, Nattali And Maurice Ltd: 1968
ISBN Number: 0370001702
ISBN Number 13: 9780370001708
Book Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall
lbs: 1.00 lbs
Seller ID: 120539
Keywords: Crafts Hobbies::Calligraphy