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Publisher: London, UK, Nattali And Maurice Ltd: 1968
Edition: First Edition. 1st Printing.
Seller ID: 120539
Condition: Near Fine
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 facsimil... View more info