Special offer for conference participants

6 05 2013

Incline_Press_editionTo accompany our international conference and exhibition, we have prepared a new commemorative edition of three lives from the sixteenth-century English translation of Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, with a modernized text and reproductions of seven images from two early printed editions held in the John Rylands  Library of the University of Manchester.

This limited edition publication is being printed by Incline Press, a private press that operates in the traditional manner of interpreting texts that please the printer. This edition is printed from metal type using Poliphilus, the 1923 recasting of the design used for Hypnerotomachia Poliphili by the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius in 1499. The rubricated drop initials for each section are printed from wood engravings made by Mary Byfield in the 1840s, printed here for the first time since being cut for the publisher William Pickering.

All copies are bound by hand, a hundred and fifty as paperbacks at £18, and fifty as hardbacks at £36.

We have arranged a special rate of £10 for paperback copies, available to registered participants only. If you are interested in purchasing one or more copies of this publication, please email Rhiannon Daniels (r.j.daniels at bristol.ac.uk) to notify her of your pre-order. You will then be able to collect and pay for your book(s) in cash on registration.

Copies of the paperback edition (i.e. not pre-ordered) will also be on sale during the conference at the reduced price of £15.

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