ALDUS MANUTIUS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEK SCRIPT AND TYPE IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY. Nicolas Barker.
ALDUS MANUTIUS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEK SCRIPT AND TYPE IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY.

ALDUS MANUTIUS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEK SCRIPT AND TYPE IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY. With original leaves from the first Aldine editions of Aristotle, 1497; Crastonus' Dictionarium Graecum, 1497; Euripides, 1503; and the Septuagint, 1518.

Sandy Hook: Chiswick, 1985. 9 x 13. xiv, 115 pages plus 4 original leaves. 46 illustrations in the text. Red cloth gilt, matching slipcase (few waterspots on case). Ink notation on blank in Viv Cohen's hand "4 leaves." Fine. Item #18126

One of 20 copies (of 200) with especially fine leaves. The Aristotle leaf has an ornamental head piece, 7-line ornamented initial, and one smaller initial. The Septuagint leaf in this copy bears '"shaped" printing on recto ; verso is a chapter opening with intrelac headpiece and 11-line initial both printed in red. The four original Aldine leaves bring together all of Aldus' Greek type, providing a substantial opportunity for comparing them. An important study, beautifully produced by Stephen Harvard & Stinehour Press.

Price: $3,350.00

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