OFFICINA BODONI. NEW DIRECTIONS. GIDE, Andre. CAMPIGLI, Massimo. ~ Theseus.
New York New Directions, printed in Verona at the Officina Bodoni 1949
11 of 12 lithographs by Massimo Campigli, pulled from stone by Piero Fornasetti in Milan, (lacking the two-colour inserted lithograph signed by the artist). With a reproduction of a pen drawing by Campigli to the title page. No. 46 of 200 copies. Translated from the French by John Russell. Set in Garamond types and hand-printed by Mardersteig on Magnani handmade paper at the Officina Bodoni. Pp.  97 . 4to., original cream cloth over patterned paper boards, printed title label to spine, housed in original grey slipcase, with printed title label to cover. Slight darkening to spine, otherwise a handsome copy in the remains of the slipcase.
Gide’s interpretation of the legend of Theseus, and his final work.
Mardersteig, Officina Bodoni: An Account of the Work of a Hand Press 89. Barr, 45
Stock ref: 8305
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