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I promessi sposi = (The betrothed): PB 245-2003

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I promessi sposi = (The betrothed)


Author: Manzoni, Alessandro
Contributor: Boothroyd, R. H.
Illustrator: Gonin, Francesco
Illustrator: Bramanti, Bruno
Publisher: Limited Editions Club
Designer: Mardersteig, Giovanni
Publisher: Officina Bodoni



By Alessandro Manzoni ; the 1844 translation revised and with an introduction by Ronald H. Boothroyd ; illustrated with the designs of Francesco Gonin engraved for this edition by Bruno Bramanti.

Xi, [1], 676, [3] p. : ill. ; 27 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York
  • Verona

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1951


Set in monotype Garamond; Fabriano paper. "Fifteen hundred copies of this edition ... have been made ... by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni in Verona. ... The famous illustrations by Francesco Gonin, which were made on commission of the author in 1840, have been engraved in wood for this edition by Bruno Bramanti."-- Colophon Signed by Bruno Bramanti and G Mardersteig. Quarter bound in natural Italian linen, gold-stamped on grey linen label, hand-painted paper sides. Lacks slipclase

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 245-2003
Primary reference Number: 95774
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 January 2014 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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