Fra tipi e copie (Between Types and Copies) is a mine of memories, anecdotes, and considerations, a lively and well-written picture of the world revolving around the world of printing and publishing in the fifty years preceding the Great War. This book is a collection of about forty articles written by Giacomo Bobbio, printer, Garibaldian volunteer in Bezzecca and Monterotondo, inspirer and agitator of trade union initiatives, journalist and self-taught writer with a passion for the printing trades – all of them: from thirteen-year-old apprentice to director of the Senate Printing House, to (unfortunate) owner of a printing house.
The articles were largely published in L’Arte della Stampa and, brought together in a volume in 1913, were so successful that a second edition was needed the following year. This too Fra tipi e copie, like other titles of 19th century typography, is rare to find on the antiquarian market, even at high prices. The Ronzani publishing proposal aims to make up for these difficulties by offering those interested in the world of books a new accurate edition in a beautiful and easy-to-read format.
Published by Ronzani Editore