Aldus Manutius

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 (ôl′dəs mə-no͞o′shəs, -shē-əs, -nyo͞o′-, ŏl′-)
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Aldus Manutius

(ˈɔːldəs məˈnjuːʃɪəs)
(Biography) 1450–1515, Italian printer, noted for his fine editions of the classics. He introduced italic type


(məˈnu ʃi əs, -ˈnyu-)

Aldus (Teobaldo Mannucci or Manuzio), 1450–1515, Italian printer and classical scholar.
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Aldus Manutius (Aldine edition), Venice, 1495 (complete works).
by Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1495-8; re-impression supervised by Erasmus and with certain corrections by Grynaeus (including Rhetorica and Poetica), 1531, 1539, revised 1550; later editions were followed by that of Immanuel Bekker and Brandis
in 1498, aldus Manutius, a Venetian publisher, printed a catalogue of books he was selling.
Aldus Manutius, probably the most famous of the scholar printers of the Renaissance, died in 1515, which made last year an Aldine year.
Eine durchaus ansehnliche Sammlung von 253 Drucken aus der Offizin des Aldus Manutius befand sich ebenso in der Privatbibliothek des Gelehrten (66-84) wie einige Raritaten, die jenseits der wissenschaftlichen Interessen Kulenkamps eine gewisse bibliophile Neigung erkennen lassen.
This edition, printed by the press of Aldus Manutius in Venice, was accompanied by a dedicatory poem, about which the contemporary historian Paolo Giovio made the flattering remark: (sc.
The book follows the life of the Michelangelo of publishing, Aldus Manutius, and uses him as a springboard to launch into both the historical development of reading for pleasure and the history of the sixteenth-century Venetian empire.
Through a connection of my husband's, I was allowed access to the Vatican Library for the work I was compiling on Aldus Manutius, the esteemed Renaissance humanist and head of the renowned Aldine Press founded in Venice in 1492.
The Italian printer Aldus Manutius the Elder (1449-1515) was the first to establish its modern usage.
Aldus Manutius, the Venetian printer and publisher, invented the smaller octavo volume along with italic type.
We collaborated happily on that quincentennial bi-coastal exhibition "In Praise of Aldus Manutius.
9, edited by Felix Heinimann, contains the Collectanea, a collection of 823 proverbs with a short commentary (published in 1500 and again in 1506), which can be considered as a finger exercise for the magnum opus, put to press for the first time now almost 500 years ago by Aldus Manutius during Erasmus's stay in Venice.