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Pastonchi : a specimen of a new letter for use on the "Monotype": PB 62-2004

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pastonchi : a specimen of a new letter for use on the "Monotype"


Publisher: Lanston Monotype Corporation Limited
Designer: Mardersteig, Hans
Printer: Officina Bodoni



Cover and spine title: The Pastonchi face. Includes specimens of printing.

65, [5] p ; 29 cm.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Verona

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1928


This type specimen of the Pastonchi face has been composed and printed for the Lanston Monotype Corporation Limited according to the design of Hans Mardersteig at the Veronese press of Arnoldo Mondadori by the Officina Bodoni. 200 copies ... have been printed by hand on special Fabriano paper"-- Colophon. There was also an unlimited impression, printed by machine on machine-made paper, and bound in cloth. Cover and spine title: The Pastonchi face. Half bound in vellum with marbled paper sides. In plain card slip case.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 62-2004
Primary reference Number: 118346
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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