London. Nattali & Maurice. 1968. 8vo, xiv,,98p., Publisher's quarter japon vellum backed blue and black printed paper over boards, gilt title along the spine, title page vignette printed in red, printed blue jacket, a fine copy in fine jacket (bks.hds). Item #38988
~ Ugo da Carpi was a painter and printmaker & wood engraver who developed a process for printing "chiaroscuro" woodcuts so the result looked like a painting. "This is the first facsimile of his writing manual containing his own recuttings of examples from the manuals of Sigismondo Fanti, Arrighi and Tagliente. Da Carpi also includes the Abbaco of Angelus Mutinensis. The decoration on the boards and title page of the present edition are from these tables. (Jacket).