Selected Works is printed on Cartiera Magnani paper first created in 1404. Produced in Tuscany on a machine dating back to the early 1800s, this handmade cotton fiber paper replicates precisely the paper Napoleon chose for the announcement of his marriage to Maria Luisa D’Austria. The binding utilizes an Oriental method to accommodate the custom size of the thread, along with binding techniques common at the end of the 17th century. Each page is hand cut one at a time, a total of 456 tears per book. Printed at twice the standard density, the images possess exquisite resolution. While the final images appear as sepia, the printing utilizes up to nine colors per page, finished with a transparent varnish. Interior pages are printed in Italy. Both the catalog cover and collector’s box are handcrafted from Nepalese paper coated with beeswax, and tied with thread stained with hibiscus tea leaves and Nepalese beads.
Unique signature number: 1180