Aldus Manutius

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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
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(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
When Stanley Morison revived the long-neglected roman type cut by Francesco Griffo for Aldus Manutius in 1495 (which Morison called "Bembo") that was a true revival of a long-neglected type.
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.
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.
Chapter 6, titled "Aftermath," reflects on Aldus Manutius's 1500 edition of Catherine's Epistole, suggesting that, more than to the religious or political concerns usually attributed to the choice of this text on Aldus's part, the publication of Catherine's letters might be due instead to the Venetian printer's ideas about the role of the vernacular in Italian letters.