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Production

The attentively crafted typesetting presents a smooth reading experience utilizing the award-winning typeface, Trinité, which was inspired by the ideal harmony found in Renaissance incunabula. Designed for optimal legibility, Trinité is ideally suited for literary texts.  Type |  Trinité No. 2 Roman Designer |  Bram de Does Foundry |  Enschedé Type Foundry Size |  12 point  

 

Typeface

The attentively crafted typesetting presents a smooth reading experience utilizing the award-winning typeface, Trinité, which was inspired by the ideal harmony found in Renaissance incunabula. Designed for optimal legibility, Trinité is ideally suited for literary texts.  

Type |  Trinité No. 2 Roman

Designer |  Bram de Does

Foundry |  Enschedé Type Foundry

Size |  12 point

 

 

Paper

Imported from Sweden, the paper used in this edition is opaque and soft without being too bulky—making it well-suited for reading and pleasant to hold in the hand.

Stock | Munken Premium Cream uncoated paper

Weight | 80 gsm

Thickness | 104 microns

Bulk | 1.3

 

 

Printer

L.E.G.O. (Legatoria Editoriale Giovanni Olivotto) was founded by the Olivotto family as a Bible and book bindery, and operates today as a fifth-generation family business. L.E.G.O. specializes in binding very thin Bible paper, using materials of the finest quality to create beautiful, timeless editions.

Founded | 1900

Printing Location | Comune di Lavis, Trentino, Italy

Binding Location | Comune di Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

 

 

Binding Process

The binding and covering process takes place within a climate-controlled facility in order to prevent warping. Each smyth-sewn, 48-page signature is sewn together with just the right amount of thread tension to achieve ideal spine flexibility. Finally, cold-setting glue is used for maximum lay-flat properties.

 

Cover Material

 
 

Cowhide over Board

Each piece of cowhide is carefully processed in a sustainable, low-waste facility where it is first limed (cleaned and trimmed) before being tanned, shaved, re-tanned, dyed, dried, and then buffed. Finally, every piece of leather is measured and meticulously inspected by hand.
          
Manufacturer | Gruppo Dani S.p.A., Comune di Arzignano, Veneto, Italy

Material | Fine grain Dani Panama cowhide leather

Color | 5300 Black

Cloth over board

During the covering process, the grain of the cloth must be parallel with the sewn spine to ensure each book maintains its shape.

Material | Manifattura Tasmania 7107 over 2.25 mm board

 

Slipcase

 
 

Cowhide over Board

The wooden slipcase for the leather-bound edition is handcrafted by Amish craftsmen in Northern Indiana using rich, black walnut harvested from sustainable forests in the Eastern United States. Using character-grade wood preserves the inherent sapwood (or soft outer layer) elements of the material in the form of knots, burls, and wavy grain patterns. Individual pieces of wood are then joined into the form of a box with hand-cut dovetail joints.

Wood species | American Black Walnut (juglans nigra)

Tree size | 100–120 ft tall

Tree diameter | 2–3 ft

Wood hardness | 1,010 lbf

 

Cloth over Board

The cloth over board case has six tracks specially fitted for each volume, to support the book block and help it preserve its shape over time. The sturdy protective cardboard case—printed with metallic gold foil—keeps the set intact and displays beautifully on a shelf or desk.

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