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.
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