Bishop San Zeno. Patron of Verona. by OFFICINA BODONI. BÖHMER,…

Bishop San Zeno. Patron of Verona. by OFFICINA BODONI. BÖHMER, Gunter. MONTANO, Lorenzo.
The first specimen of Zeno type printed at the Officina Bodoni. One of only 60 copies

~ Bishop San Zeno. Patron of Verona.

Verona Officina Bodoni 1949

3 woodcuts by Gunter Böhmer. One of only 60 copies. Printed in Zeno type on Fabriano handmade paper. Pp. [4] 14 [6]. 180 x 270 mms. 8vo., original brown Roma paper boards, title labels printed in red to upper cover and spine, t.e.g, others uncut. Housed in the original brown paper covered slipcase. An excellent copy.

The English translation of a story about the life and miracles of Verona’s patron saint, based on the effigy of San Zeno in the Veronese basilica and the reliefs depicting his miracles. The Italian version of the text was published in 1937 at the Officina Bodoni as a first specimen of the Zeno type.

Mardersteig, Officina Bodoni: An Account of the Work of a Hand Press 92.
Stock ref: 8528
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