You are here
Editions of the Greek and Latin classics, published and printed in Venice by Aldo Manuzio (Aldus Manutius) and others from 1490 to 1597.
Princeton has a number of notable Aldines, including copies of the first book using italic (or Aldine) type, the Vergil of 1501; the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili of Francesco Colonna, 1499; the Tragoediae Septem of Sophocles, 1502, (The Hoe Copy); Peloponnesian War of Thucydides, 1502, (The Drury-Syston Park copy, which was mentioned by Dibdin in his Greek and Latin Classics); Pindar, 1513, (The Hoe copy); Tragoediae Sex by Aeschylus, 1518, (The Altemps-Huth copy); and others. All are located in the General Rare Books Collection.
For particulars refer to: Henry Savage, "Sixteenth Century Aldines" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XI, 1 (Autumn, 1949) p. 49 [full text] ; and Mary Laura Gibbs, "Aldus Manutius as Printer of Illustrated Books" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXXVII, 2 (Winter, 1976) p.109 ff. [full text]
Two counterfeit Aldines are recorded under numbers 31 and 44 in the Weber catalog for the Library's Vergil collection. Weber catalog is available online.
For a list of Aldines in the Library see the Collections File under Aldines. The list was compiled by Craig Kallendorf during his research at the Library in 1996.
Research Tools for Printed Material (Books, Maps, Prints, etc.)
Related Collections in Finding Aids
No content exists for this topic in the Finding Aids site.