Giambattista Bodoni

Giambattista Bodoni

by Valerie Lester

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567925289
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 332,757
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.80(h) x (d)

About the Author

Valerie Browne Lester is an independent scholar, writer, and translator living in Boston. She is the author of Phiz: The Man Who Drew Dickens (2004), a biography of Hablot Knight Browne, Dickens's principal illustrator who was also her great-great-grandfather. She translated Alain Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes (The Magnificent Meaulnes, 2009), and has written poetry, plays, and articles.

Table of Contents

Prologue 13

1 Saluzzo, 1740-1758 19

2 Rome, 1758-1766 33

3 The Invitation 54

4 Parma, 1768 59

5 The Duchess and Du Tillot 77

6 Bodoni at Work 88

7 Jose Nicolas de Azara 97

8 Margherita Dall'Aglio 113

9 The Private Press and the Amoretti and Didot Débacles 121

10 Gout and a Grape Seed 135

11 Two Thefts and a Fire 140

12 1798: The Triumphal Return and Life on the Farm 144

13 A Letter from Jean-George Handwerck 149

14 The Death of a Duke, the Presentation of a Medal, and the Death of a Diplomat 152

15 Napoleon 161

16 1806-1813 169

17 Il Bajon 180

18 La Vedova 185

Epilogue 202

Acknowledgements 205

Appendices 210

I Gutting a Punch Stan Nelson

II Striking and Fitting a Matrix Stan Nelson

III Printing on a Hand Press Fred Barbara Voltmer

IV The Trieste Leaf James Mosley

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