"hough officially founded in 1973, the publishing firm of Arnaldo Forni began its operations back in the early sixties. Ever since then, owing to the quantity and quality of its output, it has held a leading position in the facsimile reprinting market.
The basis of the firm's publishing activities was the long and wide experience of the antique books market of its founder, Arnaldo Forni. The main incentive to transfer this experience from the commercial sector to that of industrial production was the increasing scarcity of antique books in the post-War years, as well as a growing demand, which could never hope to be satisfied by the available supply of original editions. Hence the decision to reproduce the original texts in limited editions, to be sold slowly over the years. Those were also years in which people were rediscovering the pleasure of reading, and particularly of reading books about one's "roots". From the very start, therefore, many of the Forni reprints were historical volumes on the towns, cities and regions of Italy." See website for more information. (ed.)
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