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Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri


Three volumes, for a total of 740 pages composed by hand with the hand-engraved Garamond font by Henri Parmentier and cast in Paris by Deberny & Peignot in Paris in 1914.

In total, 1.2 million characters were handled for the composition and decomposition phase. This edition is a unique undertaking in the contemporary publishing landscape.

Publisher: Tallone
Dimensions: 20x10 cm (box set)


209 numbered copies, printed on Amatruda hand-made cotton paper, produced in Amalfi.


The printing atelier of the Tallone publishing house has been in operation continuously for three centuries. Here tradition and aesthetic research come together to give each volume a unique, never repeated design.
The original equipment of movable type and printing machines is still in operation today. The publisher does not employ the rapid monotype and linotype keyboard composing systems, often confused with manual typography. It also does not use digital compositions transferred onto plastic (photopolymer) matrices.


Edition edited by Francesco Mazzoni, in the text established by Giorgio Petrocchi for the Italian Dante Society.

The volumes are placed in a slipcase lined with Japanese wood paper and Ingres paper.


Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri


Printed letterpress from movable types.

Three volumes which add up to 740 pages typeset by hand in Garamond type, cut by Henri Parmentier in 1914 and cast by Deberny & Peignot in Paris.

The total number of types handled for both the hand-typesetting and the distribution into the cases amounts to about one million and two hundred thousands types. This edition stands as a unique achievement in contemporary printing.

Press: Heel.
Size: 20x10 cm (box).

Number of copies

209 numbered copies letterpress-printed on Amatruda cotton paper, made in Amalfi.


Tallone's typographic studio has been continuously in operation since the 18th century, and its vast endowment of original foundry types and presses is still in use.
Neither monotype nor linotype are used. These typesetting systems from a keyboard are often passed off as manual typography. The Tallone Press also does not print from plastic plates derived from digital compositions.

At Tallone Press, handmade bookmaking and aesthetic research combine to give each book a unique design, which is never repeated.


Text edited by Francesco Mazzoni, based on Giorgio Petrocchi's studies for the Società Dantesca Italiana.

The volumes are housed in a slipcase and box, whose exteriors are covered with Japanese wooden paper and Ingres paper.

Dante Alighieri - The Comedy


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