Ongania (Ferdinando) - Early Venetian printed illustrated.

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Ongania (Ferdinando). Early Venetian Printing Illustrated. [L'Arte della stampa nel rinascimento Italiano Venezio. English.] Small folio, [7]-228 pages, 1 leaf: including illustrations and facsimiles (part colour), 31cm, London: John C. Nimmo, 1895.

Title vignette (portrait of Aldus Manutius); plus a collection of facsimile illustrations of pages from early printed books, initials, borders, title-pages, printers' marks, art bindings etc, with short introductions by Carlo Castellani (p.9-[20])on Venetian printing, printer' marks, water-marks and music printing; also a note on bindings. (p.217-218). Clotted-cream linen decorated and titled in reddish-brown and black, edges rather dusty and a bit bumped. A good copy of an attractive book.


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