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Vellum bindings (Binding)
Early accounts to 1600
|Persona incaricata:||Piero Soderini; Piero Soderini|
|Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori:||
Amerigo Vespucci; Oscar Lewis; Valenti Angelo; Edwin E Grabhorn; Robert Grabhorn; Book Club of California,; Grabhorn Press,
|Note:||Introduction by Oscar Lewis.
Text follows a translation of the original Italian ed. published by Pietro Pacini di Pascia at Florence in 1505 or 1506.
"In this printing of Amerigo Vespucci's letter to Piero Soderini, Gonfaloniere of the Republic of Florence, (finished at Lisbon on the 4th day ofSeptember, 1504), the text followed is a literal translation of the original Italian edition, published by Pietro Pacini de Pascia (and probably printed in the shop of Gian Stefano di Pavia) at Florence in 1505 or 1506; the work subsequently dropping from sight and its existence being forgotten until the discovery of a copy more than three centuries later. This edition, printed for the Book Club of California by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, consists of two hundred and fifty copies. Initials, drawings and hand-colored map, adapted from contemporary sources, by Valenti Angelo. San Francisco: June tenth, MCMXXVI. This is copy ..."--Colophon.
Title-vignette (colored map by Valenti Angelo).
Head and tail pieces; initials.
Printed with Italian Old Style monotype on Van Gelder paper.
Bound in full vellum. Title hand-lettered on spine in black. First book bound at the Grabhorn Press in limp vellum. "It is unfortunate that the vellum which was bought at a local tannery, was improperly seasoned, and some of the bindings have buckled."--Heller and Magee, p. 48.
The first book illustrated by Valenti Angelo for the Press. One of the Fifty Books of the Year; awarded the gold medal by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
|Descrizione:||, 28,  pages : illustrations ; 32 cm|
Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to Piero Soderini, Gonfaloniere of the Republic of Florence, given at Lisbon, September fourth 1504
Letter of Amerigo Vespucci