NYC letters #26

A rare book (one of two in existence) at the Grolier Club. I think it was printed by Jensen. It used to be a smidge bigger, that’s not the original binding. (Also, those are not my fingers) Printed on vellum.

NYC letters #17

From the Butler Library. This book, the Epistole Devotissime de Siena, (1500AD) has the first ever printed italic text. This is the fronticepiece, or first (and highly decorated) page.