Italian Books II
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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.