Thursday, January 21, 2010

FEATURED: Victor Hammer's Stamperia del Santuccio: John Milton's Samson Agonistes

Samson Agonistes
John Milton
Published by Stamperia del Santucchio, Florence 1930-31
in an edition of 103 copies.
Victor Hammer, Printer

Limited to 103 copies of which this is the 93rd. 9 x 13 inches. Maroon boards. Magnani Paper, with press watermark. Printed in Florence at Stamperia del Santuccio by Victor Hammer, 1930-31, abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz, 1234567890,. Printer's device with the letters 'a m d g" at corners. Opus 1, number 93. Lines of poem numbered in red at intervals, 1-1758. Printed in Samson Uncial Type, of which this is the first specimen.
This is the first printed work of Victor Hammer's Stamperia del Santuccio. Rare.

1 comment:

Bryan said...

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