Messer Pietro Mio: Letters Between Lucrezia Borgia And Pietro Bembo (B36)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Messer Pietro Mio: Letters Between Lucrezia Borgia And Pietro Bembo

Made in

Marlborough

Date

1985

Description

Quarter bound book, with a brown leather spine embossed with the title and press mark, the front cover with gold embossed decoration and marbled paper. The book includes text and seventeen wood engravings in black and initial letters in brown. Accompanied by a light brown slip case.

Materials and techniques

Book in bound form. Printed in 14pt Bembo on damped hand-made Chester.

Dimensions

height (box):  2.5cm
length (box):  26.7cm
width (box):  19cm
height (object):  1.8cm
length (object):  26.7cm
width (object):  18.6cm

Object number

B36

Category

References

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  • Messer Pietro Mio: Letters Between Lucrezia Borgia And Pietro Bembo, Michael Mitchell, 1985, Crafts Council Collection: B36. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Messer Pietro Mio: Letters Between Lucrezia Borgia And Pietro Bembo, Michael Mitchell, 1985, Crafts Council Collection: B36. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Messer Pietro Mio: Letters Between Lucrezia Borgia And Pietro Bembo, Michael Mitchell, 1985, Crafts Council Collection: B36. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

Represented a new text never before published, the research and translation of which was initiated by the Press. Especially difficult and rewarding was the printing of the finely cut wood engravings onto the irregular hand-made paper.