Aldus Manutius: Printer and Publisher of Renaissance Venice by Martin Davies

By Martin Davies

Aldus Manutius (1449-1515) used to be a member of the Manuzio relations, founders of the Aldine Press. lower than his path, the clicking undertook an unlimited software of constructing the written is still of Greek antiquity largely and systematically to be had to the scholarly public of Renaissance Europe. additionally, Aldus revealed many Latin and Italian texts in more cost-effective codecs within the well-known Aldine italic typeface. In commemoration of the quincentenary of Aldus's first book, this learn, copublished with the British Library, introduces the "prince of printers" in his quite a few guises--as pupil, businessman, editor, and typographer. The fantastically reproduced illustrations are drawn mostly from Aldines within the unequalled choice of the British Library.

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Original page-size 204x123 mm. G. 10472, sig. m8. 22) and at the court of Urbino of Castighone's // Cortegiano (printed by Aldus's heirs in 1528) exactly catches the refmed world which he was now penetrating: books for ladies and gentlemen. Many of these were poetic texts where the massed italic was less apt to weary the eye than long Italian courts. (published lines of prose. And these books sold. By Bembo the time of the dedication to in 15 14, Aldus had already exhausted two editions of the works of Virgil (which estimate to have been about 3000 for each run).

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G. 10472, sig. m8. 22) and at the court of Urbino of Castighone's // Cortegiano (printed by Aldus's heirs in 1528) exactly catches the refmed world which he was now penetrating: books for ladies and gentlemen. Many of these were poetic texts where the massed italic was less apt to weary the eye than long Italian courts. (published lines of prose. And these books sold. By Bembo the time of the dedication to in 15 14, Aldus had already exhausted two editions of the works of Virgil (which estimate to have been about 3000 for each run).

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