The text includes a preface by Ettore Paratore and 6 chapters written by different authors. Roma Paleocristiana by Carlo Belli; Via Margutta by Salvato Cappelli; La Rocca Irripetibile by Emilio Cavaterra; Il Gran Lume della Poesia Romanesca by Giuseppe D’Arrigo; Volo su Roma by Fabrizio Sarazani and Roma nel XX secolo by Ugo Spirito.
This 234-page book is printed in only 1999 numbered copies and contains 75 engravings and 15 lithographies reproducing views of the city. The drawings are by great Italian maestros: Campigli, De Chirico, Donghi, Failla, Fantuzzi, Giuffrè, Mafai, Razzi, Ricci, Scalco, Scipione, Severini.
The Roma Volume published by D’ORO Collection is entirely handmade using artisan paper with 220 gram thickness. Each page is stitched by master craftsmen using wooden frames of the type used in the Middle Ages. The covers of Roma are made of red leather lined with silk. Two bronze reliefs, gilded by immersion into a 24 Kt gold bath, form the front and back covers.
A luxury book of unique value, shape and contents – created by merging the ancient bookbinding techniques with the works of great artists of everlasting renown.
Edition: 1999 numbered copies
Publishing year: First Edition 1984, Second Edition 2000
ISBN: Handmade book with no ISBN
Publishing House: D’ORO Collection
Authors: Preface - Ettore Paratore; Roma Paleocristiana - Carlo Belli; Via Margutta - Salvato Cappelli; La Rocca Irripetibile - Emilio Cavaterra; Il Gran Lume della Poesia Romanesca - Giuseppe D’Arrigo; Volo su Roma - Fabrizio Sarazani; Roma nel XX secolo - Ugo Spirito
Translation: Translation into other languages available upon request
Production: Entirely made in Italy at the D’ORO Collection workshops in the heart of Rome
Number of pages: 234
Size (cm): 34,7 x 51,5 x 6
Covers: Book covers and spine in red leather. Both covers are fully covered by bronze reliefs gilded by immersion into a 24 Kt gold bath.
Gilded bronze reliefs: 2 covers
Inside covers: Red silk with gildings
Paper: Artisan cotton paper, 220 gram thick
Finishes: Hot-stamped logos and titles using 24 Kt gold leaves
Bookmarks: 1 red leather bookmark
Packaging: The book comes inside a red velvet and Moirè silk case
Accompanying accessories: Protective red velvet bag