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A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback - NYTimes.com

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback - NYTimes.com

Jean Grolier (1489/90-1565)  In this painting by François Flameng Grolier is seated, looking at bookbindings by Aldus Manutius.

Jean Grolier (1489/90-1565) In this painting by François Flameng Grolier is seated, looking at bookbindings by Aldus Manutius.

SOPHOCLES, . Tragediae Septem cum commentariis. (Edited by Aldus Manutius and John Gregoropoulos)  Venice: Aldus Manutius, August, 1502.Editio princeps of the seven surviving complete plays of Sophocles, the greatest of the Greek tragedians. This volume contains the first printing of Oedipus Rex, generally considered the greatest Greek tragedy. This edition served as the fundamental text for more than three hundred years.

SOPHOCLES, . Tragediae Septem cum commentariis. (Edited by Aldus Manutius and John Gregoropoulos) Venice: Aldus Manutius, August, 1502.Editio princeps of the seven surviving complete plays of Sophocles, the greatest of the Greek tragedians. This volume contains the first printing of Oedipus Rex, generally considered the greatest Greek tragedy. This edition served as the fundamental text for more than three hundred years.

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback By JENNIFER SCHUESSLERFEB. 26, 2015 - NYTimes.com

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback By JENNIFER SCHUESSLERFEB. 26, 2015 - NYTimes.com

Classic and pure. Readable and reliable. Garamond has always been, and remains my favorite font. Adobe Garamond Pro

Classic and pure. Readable and reliable. Garamond has always been, and remains my favorite font. Adobe Garamond Pro

Incunabula is a book that was printed before 1501, during the earliest period of typography, in Europe. The crucial fact is that it is not handwritten, it is printed. These books can also be called incunable or incunabulum (plural: incunabula or incunables). This is basically a concept of “early printing” and the term incunabula was first used by Bernard von Mallinckrodt in De Ortu ac Progressu Artis Typographicae (Of the rise and progress of the typographic art), Dissertatio Historica…

Incunabula is a book that was printed before 1501, during the earliest period of typography, in Europe. The crucial fact is that it is not handwritten, it is printed. These books can also be called incunable or incunabulum (plural: incunabula or incunables). This is basically a concept of “early printing” and the term incunabula was first used by Bernard von Mallinckrodt in De Ortu ac Progressu Artis Typographicae (Of the rise and progress of the typographic art), Dissertatio Historica…

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