BODONI, Giambattista. 16523

£650

Description

Autograph Letter, in the third person, to Daniele, responding to his correspondent’s letter, mentioning Dr. Pizzetti, and referring to a matter concerning his reputation. In Italian. I page 9½ x 7 inches, some light damp staining to the lower half of the page, slightly affecting a few words of the text (which remains largely legible). Undated. Rare in any form. Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) Italian typographer, printer and publisher, the designer of many ‘New Face’ type-faces, author of the famous Manuale Tipografico. Bodoni states that he has been ‘prevented by the motives mentioned in the previous letter’ to respond categorically to his illustrious correspondent’s letter and continues ‘Meanwhile, he recommends himself in the most efficient way to the courteous, tender, and loving initiative of his friend, Doctor Pizzetti, trusting that he will be very grateful to obtain the due reparation of his reputation that is necessary for every reason of justice’.