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Les Antiquités de Rome : book binding

This copy of Les Antiquités de Rome is a practice in book binding. In 1558, Joachim du Bellay published this collection of 47 poems. Through the poems, du Bellay reminisces the greatness of Roman art and life with great nostalgia for the period. This book assembles this collection of poems, presenting them with clean, airy typography.


The book is set in ITC Caslon, printed on Mohawk paper, and handbound with cloth in a case binding at SUNY New Paltz.

Case book binding done by hand Showing gray case binding with red end papers Typeset title page typeset table of contents typeset poetry typeset poetry Section page typeset page about the author of the poems