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Alphabetum romanum

Jason Dewinetz (Artist, Printer), Paul F. Gehl, Felice Feliciano, Greenboathouse Press (Publisher)
"Presents us with a fresh redrawing of an alphabet devised by humanist and scribe Felice Feliciano ... to re-present two twentieth-century versions of this same alphabet: as offered in 1960 in letterpress by Hans Mardersteig, and again in 1985 in the form of a glossy colour facsimile issued to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Swiss publisher, Belser Verlag."--Page 9
Print Book, English, 2010
Greenboathouse Press, Vernon [British Columbia], 2010
Alphabet books U.S.A. 2010
75, [4] pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
9781894744294, 1894744292
Foreword / Paul F. Gehl
Alphabetum Romanum : the letterforms of Felice Feliciano
Afterword / Jason Dewinetz
"Published in an edition of 115 copies: 100 numbered copies for sale and 15 (I-XV) for private distribution."--Colophon
"The letterforms are based on the original drawings of Felice Feliciano, c.1460, redrawn by Jason Dewinetz and printed from polymer plates on a Vandercook 15-21 flatbed cylinder press. The paper is Manani Biblos, made in Italy; the wrapper and endsheets were handmade by Reg Lissel in Vancouver. The text types are ATF Cloister Old Style and Monotype Cloister italic and small caps, designed in 1913 by Morris Fuller Benton, modelled on the 15th-century types of Nicolas Jenson. The Monotype fonts were cast by Jon Rimmer and Ed Rayher, respectively."--Colophon