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Venice Visited

Extracts from Coryat's Crudities with pochoir illustrations by John Thornton 

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About the book

Out of print

Extracts from Thomas Coryat's Coryat's Crudities illustrated by pochoir by John Thornton.

About the edition

Venice Visited was published in 1999 in an edition of 80 copies. The text of the short extracts from Thomas Coryat's Coryat's Crudities was printed in Stephenson Blake 22pt Caslon Old Face on dampened hand-made paper from the Sheepstor mill. The papers used for the binding were hand-blocked by Alberto Valese in Venice for the edition. John Thornton designed and executed the illustrations in pochoir. Rachel James bound the edition. 75. 32pp.

Writing in The Times in April 2000, Bibliomane said:
'Venice Visited' stands out, confident and jolly . . . A child could tell you that this is a beautiful book.

Venice Visited was one of the books shown in the exhibition of Modern Private Press Books, Unregulated Printing, held at Cambridge University Library in 2006.

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