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The Afterlife of Aldus: Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade

This volume presents six papers from a one-day colloquium held at the Warburg Institute in February 2015 on the legacy of Aldus Manutius, marking the 500th anniversary of his death, together with three additional contributions. Rather than examining Aldus’s own output, the nine papers focus on how the notion of ‘Aldine books’ has changed over 500 years in Europe and North America, from the early days of the Aldine press to modern and contemporary book collecting and the antiquarian trade. The volume also includes a catalogue of the exhibition ‘Collecting the Renaissance: The Aldine Press (1494–1598)’, held in the British Library in conjunction with the colloquium. Addressing a wide readership of scholars, booksellers and collectors, The Afterlife of Aldus aims to stimulate further research on areas fundamental for understanding Aldus’s long-lasting fortuna. The conference, the exhibition and this volume have received generous financial support from the Bibliographical Society, CERL and Bernard Quaritch Ltd.

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Table of Contents

Foreword I . The Aldine Press after Aldus (1515–1598) From the Printer’s Mind to the Author’s Hand: Paolo Manuzio and His Tre libri di lettere volgari (1556–1560) by Lodovica Braida Strategies and Failures of a Renaissance Publishing Venture: The Accademia Veneziana and the Myth of Aldus by Shanti Graheli The End of the Manutius Dynasty (1597) by Angela Nuovo II. Private Aldine Collections in Europe Five Centuries of Aldine Collecting in Italy: Known and Less-Known Cases by Luca Rivali Aldine Editions in Early Modern France by Shanti Graheli Aldine Collecting and Aristocratic Values in French Bibliophily Before and After the French Revolution by François Dupuigrenet Desroussilles and Jean Viardot III. The Modern Aldine Book Trade Selling Aldus in the UK (c. 1630–2015): Towards a Checklist of British Sale Catalogues of Books Published by the Manuzio Family by Paolo Sachet The Aldine in British Book Trade History: A Look at Three Major Collections by Nicholas Poole-Wilson Aldine Tributaries Collecting Aldus Manutius in the 21st Century by G. Scott Clemons Collecting the Renaissance: The Aldine Press (1494–1598): Catalogue of an Exhibition by Jill Kraye, Stephen Parkin and Paolo Sachet Index of Names

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