by Ettore Paratore Carlo Belli Salvato Cappelli Emilio Cavaterra Fabrizio Sarazani Giuseppe D’Arrigo Ugo Spirito

A Time Journey through the Secrets of Rome

Roma, published by D’ORO Collection in 2000, is the new edition – entirely handmade in numbered copies – of the first publication which dates back to 1984. The Volume is a collection of writings by eight Italian 20th century intellectuals who are regarded as the greatest experts in Latin literature. An overview on Rome from the early Christian age to the modern 20th century from a historical, cultural and artistic perspective.

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.


Title: Roma

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

Language: Italian

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