Dagger and Jewels the Gorgeous Adventures of Benvenuto Cellini
by William Dana Orcutt
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STATED FIRST EDITION
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Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co., New York
Condition: This book is in good condition. Hardcover. Red cloth with gorgeous gilt design. Gilt is slightly faded on cover, more so on spine. Stated first edition. The endpapers are maps of France and Italy where the action takes place. Some pages are uncut. Title page has three small tears on bottom where previous owner tried to separate uncut pages. Deckled page edges. Text block is pristine. Binding is square, pages supple. Hinges strong.
First Edition notes in the rear of book read:
This volume is composed in so-called Granjon type, revived by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company from the beautiful face designed in the Sixteenth Century by Claude Garamond, type designer to Francis I even as Cellini was his royal goldsmith. By an irony of fate, this type of Garamond’s is named in honor of Robert Granjon, while the so-called Garamond face is the design of still another artist.
The cover is designed by Enrico Monetti; the endleaves by Sylvia and Georges Wiren. The text paper is Wove Antique, made by S. D. Warren Company. The typography, presswork and binding are by the Plimpton Press, Norwood, MA, executed under the personal supervision of the author, William Dana Orcutt.