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Francesco Griffo da Bologna: Fragments and Glimpses. A new account of the life and work of the...
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Francesco Griffo da Bologna: Fragments and Glimpses. A new account of the life and work of the man who cut types for Aldus Manutius, Francesco Griffo da Bologna, told through a collection of fragments and glimpses assembled from a variety of sources, with a leaf from the Aldine Edition of Ovid's Heroidvm Epistolae set in Griffo's first italic type.

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[Vancouver, B.C.:] Heavenly Monkey, 2020 One of thirty regular copies bound by Natasha Herman at Heavenly Monkey (out of a total edition of fifty numbered copies and eight hors commerce copies). The biography section on Griffo included here was issued in an earlier form as Millroy's Fragments and Glimpses (1999). Quarter dark blue cloth with metallic blue painted paper over boards. Off-white endpapers. . Octavo. With seven illustrations. Text set in Bembo and printed with a handpress by Rollin Milroy on Golden Hind, an English laid paper made in the 1950s. With initial letters adapted from the ones attributed to Griffo in Paulus de Middelburgh's Paulina de recta Paschae (1512). With original prospectuses for Rollin Milroy's Fragments and Glimpses: A Biography of Francesco Griffo da Bologna (A Lone Press, 1999) and Barbara Hodgson's Good and Evil in the Garden (Heavenly Monkey, 2003). Verso of the latter is inscribed by Millroy. Also with the original blue tissue wrapping (with printed paper label… Read more
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Francesco Griffo da Bologna: Fragments and Glimpses
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Francesco Griffo da Bologna: Fragments and Glimpses

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(Vancouver, BC): Heavenly Monkey, 2020. Octavo. 112, (2) + 8 proofs bound-in at rear. One of fifteen deluxe copies, bound by Claudia Cohen in full limp vellum, with a matching box and the addended proofs. Initials throughout are simplified variations of Griffo's type for Ottaviano Petrucci's 1513 Paulina de recta Paschae. A compendium of biographical insights on the mysterious Griffo, along with a leaf from the Aldine 1502 edition of Ovid's Heroides and a bibliography of Griffo's known publications. A version of the book was previously published by A Lone Press in 1999, under a different title. With gilt ruling to vellum covers and gilt spine title. Mint.
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Francesco Griffo da Bologna - Fragments & GlimpsesThe life and work of the man who cut types for...
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Francesco Griffo da Bologna - Fragments & GlimpsesThe life and work of the man who cut types for Aldus Manutius. With a leaf from the Aldine 1502 edition of Ovid’s Heroidvm epistolae set in Griffo’s first italic type.

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8vo. Vancouver: Heavenly Monkey, 2020. 8vo, (6 x 9 inches), 114 pp. Full stiff vellum ruled in gilt, blue cloth box, by Claudia Cohen. As issued, new (sold out before publication). § Limited to 15 copies bound by Claudia Cohen in stiff vellum, with a slipcase box. These copies include proofs of the book’s illustrations printed on F.J. Head paper. Fragments & Glimpses is set in roman and italic Bembo, with initial letters adapted from the ones attributed to Griffo in Paulus de Middelburgh’s Paulina de recta Paschae (1512). The edition was printed on dampened Arches wove paper. The first half of this book is a biography of Griffo's life and work, assembled from quotations taken from over four dozen sources spanning the 15th to 20th centuries, structured both thematically (i.e. The Roman Types, The Greek Types, After Aldus) and chronologically.The second half contains translations of four 19th century texts at the heart of Griffo's rediscovery, after being lost to history and then mis-identified as… Read more
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