Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze.

Clemons, G. Scott & H. George Fletcher.

Published by New York: The Grolier Club, 2015
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352 pages. Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. New book. EXHIBITION CATALOGS. Edition of 500 copies, designed by Jerry Kelly, typeset in a new version of the seminal Aldine roman typeface of 1495, interpreted by Jerry Kelly. Nearly 150 illustrations in full color. Preface, two essays on Aldus by H. George Fletcher, followed by detailed descriptions of the 141 items on show at the Grolier Club, 25 February-25 April, 2015. Contents include essays, a revised and expanded catalogue, bibliography, and indices. Substantively advances the scope of the exhibition, with new scholarship, including the publication of a long-unlocated and exceedingly rare Aldine Virgil, printed on blue paper, that belonged to Jean Grolier. Dark green cloth, titled in gilt, and with Aldus device in gilt on the upper cover. Aldus Manutius (1455-1515) was the greatest printer of the Italian Renaissance. Active in Venice from 1494 through his death in 1515, Aldus was the first to print the canon of Greek classics, the first to print in italic type, and the first to publish books in a portable format, thereby making great literature available to a mass audience for the first time in history. In commemoration of the quincentennial of his death, the exhibition catalogue explores each of these "firsts," and considers the enduring influence of Aldus Manutius on the way in which we capture, preserve and transmit knowledge to this day. More than 140 books published by the Aldine Press, mostly from private collections and not previously exhibited, were selected by G. Scott Clemons, a private collector of the Aldine Press and president of the Grolier Club, and H. George Fletcher, retired curator of rare books at the Morgan Library and New York Public Library. 8 1/2 x 11, cloth. G. Scott Clemons, the current president of The Grolier Club, is a major private collector of the Aldine Press (1495-1597), a musician, and a businessman who regularly publishes commentaries on the world economy. H. George Fletcher is a former Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at The Pierpont Morgan Library and the retired Brooke Russell Astor Director for Special Collections at The New York Public Library. Over the past three decades he has been the author or co-author of three books and the author of a dozen articles on Aldus and the Aldine Press. (Key Words: Aldus Manutius, Alidine Press, Scott Clemons, H. George Fletcher, Exhibition Cataogues, Graphic Arts). Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Edition of 500 copies, designed by Jerry Kelly, typeset in a new version of the seminal Aldine roman typeface of 1495, interpreted by Jerry Kelly. Nearly 150 illustrations in full color. Preface, two essays on Aldus by H. George Fletcher, followed by detailed descriptions of the 141 items on show at the Grolier Club, 25 February-25 April, 2015. Contents include essays, a revised and expanded catalogue, bibliography, and indices. Substantively advances the scope of the exhibition, with new scholarship, including the publication of a long-unlocated and exceedingly rare Aldine Virgil, printed on blue paper, that belonged to Jean Grolier. Dark green cloth, titled in gilt, and with Aldus device in gilt on the upper cover. Aldus Manutius (1455-1515) was the greatest printer of the Italian Renaissance. Active in Venice from 1494 through his death in 1515, Aldus was the first to print the canon of Greek classics, the first to print in italic type, and the first to publish books in a portable format, thereby making great literature available to a mass audience for the first time in history. In commemoration of the quincentennial of his death, the exhibition catalogue explores each of these "firsts," and considers the enduring influence of Aldus Manutius on the way in which we capture, preserve and transmit knowledge to this day. More than 140 books published by the Aldine Press, mostly from private collections and not previously exhibited, were selected by G. Scott Clemons, a private collector of the Aldine Press and president of the Grolier Club, and H. George Fletcher, retired curator of rare books at the Morgan Library and New York Public Library.

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Publisher: New York: The Grolier Club
Publication Date: 2015
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Book Description New York: The Grolier Club, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 352 pages. Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. New book. EXHIBITION CATALOGS. Edition of 500 copies, designed by Jerry Kelly, typeset in a new version of the seminal Aldine roman typeface of 1495, interpreted by Jerry Kelly. Nearly 150 illustrations in full color. Preface, two essays on Aldus by H. George Fletcher, followed by detailed descriptions of the 141 items on show at the Grolier Club, 25 February-25 April, 2015. Contents include essays, a revised and expanded catalogue, bibliography, and indices. Substantively advances the scope of the exhibition, with new scholarship, including the publication of a long-unlocated and exceedingly rare Aldine Virgil, printed on blue paper, that belonged to Jean Grolier. Dark green cloth, titled in gilt, and with Aldus device in gilt on the upper cover. Aldus Manutius (1455-1515) was the greatest printer of the Italian Renaissance. Active in Venice from 1494 through his death in 1515, Aldus was the first to print the canon of Greek classics, the first to print in italic type, and the first to publish books in a portable format, thereby making great literature available to a mass audience for the first time in history. In commemoration of the quincentennial of his death, the exhibition catalogue explores each of these "firsts," and considers the enduring influence of Aldus Manutius on the way in which we capture, preserve and transmit knowledge to this day. More than 140 books published by the Aldine Press, mostly from private collections and not previously exhibited, were selected by G. Scott Clemons, a private collector of the Aldine Press and president of the Grolier Club, and H. George Fletcher, retired curator of rare books at the Morgan Library and New York Public Library. 8 1/2 x 11, cloth. G. Scott Clemons, the current president of The Grolier Club, is a major private collector of the Aldine Press (1495-1597), a musician, and a businessman who regularly publishes commentaries on the world economy. H. George Fletcher is a former Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at The Pierpont Morgan Library and the retired Brooke Russell Astor Director for Special Collections at The New York Public Library. Over the past three decades he has been the author or co-author of three books and the author of a dozen articles on Aldus and the Aldine Press. (Key Words: Aldus Manutius, Alidine Press, Scott Clemons, H. George Fletcher, Exhibition Cataogues, Graphic Arts). book. Bookseller Inventory # 86707X5

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Book Description New York, The Grolier Club, 2015., 2015. Folio (28.7 x 20.8 cm.), publisher's gilt-stamped dark green cloth, including Aldine device stamped in gilt on front cover. Title page with red Aldine dolphin and anchor. Profusely and very nicely illustrated, some illustrations in color. As new. 351, (1) pp., bibliography and indexes. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. One of 500 copies. Catalogue of an extraordinarily spectacular exhibition held at the Grolier Club from 25 February through 25 April 2015. Designed by Jerry Kelly, typeset in a new version of the seminal Aldine roman typeface of 1495, interpreted by Jerry Kelly. Preface, two essays on Aldus by H. George Fletcher, followed by detailed descriptions of the 141 items on show, including collations and bibliographical references. Aldus Manutius (1455-1515) was the greatest printer of the Italian Renaissance. Active in Venice from 1494 through his death in 1515, Aldus was the first to print the canon of Greek classics, the first to print in italic type, and the first to publish books in a portable format, thereby making great literature available to a mass audience for the first time in history. In commemoration of the quincentennial of his death, the exhibition catalogue explores each of these "firsts," and considers the enduring influence of Aldus Manutius on the way in which we capture, preserve and transmit knowledge to this day. More than 140 books published by the Aldine Press, mostly from private collections and not previously exhibited, were selected by G. Scott Clemons.***. Bookseller Inventory # 41980

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