Alfabeti Hoepli: 25 Tavole Cromolitografiche -- Di Modelli Di Scritture.
Alfabeti Hoepli: 25 Tavole Cromolitografiche -- Di Modelli Di Scritture

Alfabeti Hoepli: 25 Tavole Cromolitografiche -- Di Modelli Di Scritture

Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, Editore, 1886. Wonderful late 19th century collection of Italian alphabets, chromolithography and illuminated lettering. Published out of Milan by Ulrico Hoepli, this is the 1886 2nd edition. 25 separate plates, each with increasingly elaborate flourishes as the text goes on. The first 7 plates show a full range of experimentation in black-and-white scripts, the last 18 plates demonstrate a lovely blending of very skillful chromolithography and gilt-illumination. The lettering is dramatic and lovely. The book itself has held up nicely as well. Solid and VG+ in its red linen-backed pictorial boards. Very light wear along the edges, light soiling to the panels. Oblong quarto, text (limited to the title page) in Italian. Very Good. Item #14740

Price: $500.00

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