by Publius Vergilius Maro Thomas Stearns Eliot Renato Guttuso

The Virgil’s epic poem with a Golden Sculpture set into the Book Cover

Eneide published by D’ORO Collection is an exclusive version of Virgil’s epic poem taken from a project by Italian painter Guttuso originally published in 1979.

The text consists of an excerpt taken from the Latin version written by Publius Vergilius Maro between 29 and 19 B.C., a translation into Italian and an introductory essay by Thomas Stearns Eliot who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. 

This 215-page book is printed in only 199 numbered copies and contains reproductions of the 12 paintings which the Italian Maestro Renato Guttuso dedicated to Virgil’s works.

The Eneide 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 Eneide are made of blue leather lined with Moiré, the finest Italian silk. A bronze relief, gilded by immersion into a 24 Kt gold bath, is beautifully set at the centre of the front cover.

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.


Title: Eneide

Edition: 199 numbered copies

Publishing year: 2017

ISBN: Handmade book with no ISBN

Publishing House: D’ORO Collection

Authors: Original Latin text – Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil), Introductory Essay – Thomas Stearns Eliot

Languages: Latin and Italian. 

Translations: 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: 215

Size (cm): 36 x 48 x 6.5

Covers: Dark blue leather

Gilded bronze reliefs: Bas-relief set in the front cover

Inside covers: Blue Moirè silk

Paper: Artisan cotton paper, 220 gram thick

Finishes: Hot-stamped logos and titles using 24 Kt gold leaves 

Bookmarks: 1 blue leather bookmark

Packaging: The book comes inside a walnut wood case

Accompanying accessories: Walnut wood case