Paolo Manuzio - Epistolarum libri XII - 1588

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Paolo Manuzio - Epistolarum libri XII - 1588
Heraldry, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Book

Collection of the famous Latin epistles in Cicero’s style by Paolo Manuzio (in Latin: Paulus Manutius; Venice, 12 June 1512 – Rome, 6 April 1574) was an Italian publisher, printer and humanist.
The third son of Aldo Manuzio, he took up his inheritance from 1533, when he took over the reins of his father’s famous printing house, until then managed by his maternal grandfather Andrea Torresano and his heirs. In this capacity he took care, in particular, of the edition of Latin texts, maintaining the style and typographical innovations introduced with the Aldine editions.

Illustrated drop caps; typographic brand engraved on the title page.
Preface in Roman letters, italic text. Large woodcut "Polus Articus, Polus Antarticus" above the Armillary Sphere of the printer.

A collection of the famous Latin epistles in the Cicero’sstyle by the Venetian scholar-publisher Paolo Manuzio (1512-74), third son of Aldo the Elder (1449-1515), founder of the famous Aldine press. The letters, dated between 1558 and 1570, were edited and printed by Paolo's eldest son, Aldo the Younger (with his unusual name 'Aldus Junior', Ahmanson-Murphy A22a) who had succeeded the family business in 1561, in Rome to manage the Tipografia del Popolo Romano for Pope Pius IV.
Aldo the Younger was a man of letters and wrote a treatise on Latin orthography.

Coeval soft parchment binding. Title handwritten on the spine, closing laces and squares. Owner’s signature on the title page, solid block and light pages, wide margins, bright inks, crisp sheets, some slight signs of wear and stains. Pp. (16), 536, (2), 128, (6)
Venezia, Hieronymum Polum, 1588.
Complete.
Renouard 212-213, no. 7. USTC 840490. Adams. M 489.

Full title:
PAULLI MANUTII EPISTOLARUM LIBRI XII UNO NUPER ADDITO. EIUSDEM QUAE PRAEFATIONES APPELLANTUR.
MANUZIO PAOLO
Paolo Manuzio; Giacomo Boncompagni; Alberico Cybo-Malaspina; Girolamo Polo; Aldo Manuzio; Tutti gli autori
Venetiis : Apud Hieronymum Polum, M D LXXXVIII.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Heraldry, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Paolo Manuzio
Book Title
Epistolarum libri XII
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1588
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Venetiis Apud Hieronymum Polum M D LXXXVIII.
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
678
Dimensions
173×129 mm
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