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 relatives, founders of the Aldine Press. below his course, the clicking undertook an unlimited software of constructing the written is still of Greek antiquity extensively and systematically to be had to the scholarly public of Renaissance Europe. furthermore, Aldus published many Latin and Italian texts in more cost-effective codecs within the recognized Aldine italic typeface. In commemoration of the quincentenary of Aldus's first booklet, this research, copublished with the British Library, introduces the "prince of printers" in his a number of guises--as student, businessman, editor, and typographer. The superbly reproduced illustrations are drawn principally from Aldines within the unequalled selection of the British Library.

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Actual size. 7, sig. V2^. 45 second of his advertisements, dated Bembo, dialogue on the Gli Asolani of Pietro a vernacular nature of love printed in 1505. The end of the text or education and too and one of Aldus 's frequent notices of privilege, reprinting by the Venetian a work against others within dominion for period often years. 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.

17), in the book, seized Aldus's imagination, becoming in due course his motto and his printer's device. Commissioned work continued in 1500 with the production edition outside the 'programmatic' range of Aldine texts. St Catharine of Siena were printed in September Ugelheimer (Fig, 18). Nicholas Jenson, a of the ity Thanks scripts artists agreement written in Aldus's hand we were sought from taken for printing against a the loan. The tion hitherto, gave A full NEW The a sum of sixty also to receive ten copies text, though quite different was by no means of his incunables.

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