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By Martin Davies

Aldus Manutius (1449-1515) used to be a member of the Manuzio relatives, founders of the Aldine Press. less than his path, the clicking undertook an enormous software of creating the written is still of Greek antiquity extensively and systematically to be had to the scholarly public of Renaissance Europe. additionally, Aldus revealed many Latin and Italian texts in more affordable codecs within the well-known 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 pupil, businessman, editor, and typographer. The superbly reproduced illustrations are drawn mostly from Aldines within the unequalled selection of the British Library.

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