One of 1,500 Copies Signed by the Designer-Printer - Giovanni MardersteigVASARI, Giorgio. Lives of the Most Eminent Painters. Selected Edited and Introduced by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin. Illustrated with the Work of the Masters. Verona: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Stamperia Valdonega, 1966. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by the designer-printer, Giovanni Mardersteig, this being copy no. 770. Two quarto volumes. xvii, , 344; , 386 pp. Mounted color plates throughout. Publisher's full brown cloth. A very fine copy. Housed in the publisher's slipcase.Giovanni Mardersteig (1892 1977, born in Weimar, Germany; died in Verona, Italy) was a publisher, printer, typographer and historian. He was born into an artistic family. After early contact with art and literature, he studied law from 1910 to 1915 in Bonn, Kiel, Jena and Vienna. In 1922 Mardersteig moved to Montagnola di Lugano in Switzerland, founded a hand press, the Officina Bodoni, and began producing books. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Lives of the Most Eminent Painters
Publisher: Verona: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Stamperia Valdonega, 1966.
Book Description The Limited Editions Club, Verona, 1966. No. 321 of 1500 copies, signed by the designer. Illustrated with the work of the Masters. 2 vols. 4to. Brown buckram. Fine, in slightly spine-toned, Near Fine dust jackets and slipcase Illustrated with the work of the Masters. 2 vols. 4to No. 321 of 1500 copies, signed by the designer. Bookseller Inventory # 220378