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ALDO MANUZIO: TIPOGRAFO, 1494-1515 (Aldus Manutius: Typographer, 1494-1515). Ed. by Luciana Bigliazzi et al. Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, 1994. Organized in association with Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence. Published by Octavo, Franco Cantini Editore s.r.l., Florence. 240 pp. with 217 ills. (33 col.). 29 x 26 cm. LC 95-143487 ISBN 8880300407 In Italian.
Celebrating the pioneering contributions to the development of typography made by Aldus Manutius (ca. 1452-1515), a humanist scholar and printer who founded the renowned Aldine Press in Venice in the early 1490s, this catalogue documents some 140 volumes published under Aldus's direction in the early decades of the press's operation, including the first printed editions in Greek of works by Aristotle, Sophocles, Aristophanes and Plato as well as numerous Classical Latin texts.
Artist(s):Manutius, Aldus
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600 — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 024682
Paperbound $90.00    

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