Lot 158

Bodoni (Giovanni Battista)

Pauli PP. VI Allocutio Pro Pace [with] Oratio Dominica in CLV. linguas versa et exoticis characteribus plerumque expressa, 2 vol., LIMITED EDITION, copy n. 334 of 700, SIGNED by U Thant (Secretary General of United Nations), tipped-in leaf stating ownership of Cesare Fusco, all pages with typographic border, minimal marginal spotting, stamp of Museo Bodoniano on last leaf, modern gilt calf, gilt arms of Pope Pius VII, extremities rubbed, spine little stained, Franco Maria Ricci editore, Parma, 1967.

*** Reprint of the Oratio published by G.B. Bodoni in 1806 to celebrate Pope Pius VII’s visit to Paris for the coronation of Napoleon, and the Lord’s Prayer in 155 languages. All texts are written in Bodoni’s type on paper of the Cartiere Miliani (Fabriano) with papal watermark; the binding was made by Torriani in Milan.

Estimate: £300-£400