Italian Books II

Italian Books II


Blue comforts the heart, for it is the Emperor of colours
(Sone de Nansay, 13th century)

The second catalogue of our series Italian Books is a special issue,
devoted entirely to printing on blue paper. The forty-four volumes
presented here – often unique copies but all of the greatest rarity,
and extending from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century
– trace an itinerary in printing on this coloured paper, and in bluepaper
collecting as well.