De Marinis (Tammaro), 1878-1969
Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice)

Il Castello di Monselice : Raccolta degli antichi libri veneziani figurati

Verona, Officina Bodoni, 1941
(32 cm), xii, [1], 403, [3] pp., with XCII photogravure plates (i.e. 94, including plates numbered XXA and XXB, XXVIA and XXVIB; some are double-page, one is in colour, and a few in red & black). Publisher’s half-vellum binding, top edges gilt, others uncut; red morocco lettering-piece on spine. - Catalogue of early Venetian books (mostly from the library of Victor Masséna, prince d’Essling) compiled by Tammaro de Marinis and printed by Hans (Giovanni) Mardersteig in an edition of 310 copies on handmade wove paper manufactured by Magnani of Pescia. Orginally kept at Conte Vittorio Cini’s (1885-1977) residence, Monselice, outside of Venice, the books were transferred in 1951 to the Fondazione Cini on San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, a cultural institute he founded in memory of his son, Giorgio, who had died in an airplane accident in 1949. Schmoller 53; The Officina Bodoni: Montagnola, Verona: Books printed by Giovanni Mardersteig on the hand press, 1923-1977 (London 1978), p.47 no. 37. ¶ Faultless copy, as new, without usual foxing.


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