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

Author(s): 
Edited by Jill Kraye
Publication date: 
26 January 2018
Number of pages: 
300
Dimensions: 
244 x 170
ISBN: 
978-1-908590-55-8
Institute: 
Paperback
£50.00
Description: 
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.