The Aldine Press

The Aldine Press

The Aldine Press: Catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of books by or relating to the Press in the Library of the University of California, Los Angeles; incorporating works recorded elsewhere.

This massive tome is the culmination of a four-year project; containing some 1,370 quasi-facsimile bibliographic descriptions of the printed work (1495–1589) of Aldus Manutius, his heirs, and related material. It includes a lengthy introductory essay (by editor Nicolas Barker), illustrative matter (378 typefaces, printer’s devices, and reconstructed watermarks), and referential information (tables, concordance, and indexes).

The typographic design and composition for The Aldine Press were provided by Gerald Lange of The Bieler Press. The book was digitally composed in Manutius – a singularly unique typeface containing an unprecedented set of roman and Greek letterforms common to printing and orthographic practices of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries – specially designed for the project by Matthew Carter.

The typographic considerations involved in the production of this book were detailed in an article by Gerald Lange in Printing History: the Journal of the American Printing History Association, 2001.

Published by the University of California Press in 2001. Printed on Mohawk Superfine, an acid-free paper, in an edition consisting of 425 copies. The book measures 9 by 12 inches (with cloth covered slipcase). 673 pages. ISBN 0-520-22993-2. LC 00-064851.

Out-of-print from publisher; retailed at $495. We have a limited number of these available in unopened shipping box. Inquire.