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ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.). Opera, in Greek, part one only: Organon. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495. Aldine 2° (318 x 216mm). 234 leaves. Greek and roman types. Woodcut interlace initials and headpieces, text diagram on I1r. (Single marginal wormhole, a few minor smudges.) Early French 16th-century panelled calf over pasteboard, blindtooled with leafy rolls [Gid, Bib. Mazarine, FCe2], title written along bottom edges (a little worn, rebacked and repaired). Provenance:  contemporary annotations in an elegant humanist hand in Greek and Latin – Wyndham, Earl of Egremont (armorial bookplate).
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ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.). Opera, in Greek, part one only: Organon. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495. Aldine 2° (318 x 216mm). 234 leaves. Greek and roman types. Woodcut interlace initials and headpieces, text diagram on I1r. (Single marginal wormhole, a few minor smudges.) Early French 16th-century panelled calf over pasteboard, blindtooled with leafy rolls [Gid, Bib. Mazarine, FCe2], title written along bottom edges (a little worn, rebacked and repaired). Provenance: contemporary annotations in an elegant humanist hand in Greek and Latin – Wyndham, Earl of Egremont (armorial bookplate).

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ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.). Opera, in Greek, part one only: Organon. Edited by Aldus and others. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495. Aldine 2° (318 x 216mm). 234 leaves. Greek and roman types. Woodcut interlace initials and headpieces, text diagram on I1r. (Single marginal wormhole, a few minor smudges.) Early French 16th-century panelled calf over pasteboard, blindtooled with leafy rolls [Gid, Bib. Mazarine, FCe2], title written along bottom edges (a little worn, rebacked and repaired). Provenance: contemporary annotations in an elegant humanist hand in Greek and Latin – Wyndham, Earl of Egremont (armorial bookplate).

EDITIO PRINCEPS. This, the first part of the most ambitious publishing programme of the 15th century, is devoted to Aristotle’s works on Logic and includes Porphyry’s introduction to Aristotelian logic. Aldus’s dedicatory preface to his patron, Alberto Pio da Carpi, sets out his plan to print the entire corpus of classical Greek learning, from works of grammar to poetry, philosophy and history. The five parts of the Aldine Aristotle were available separately, as a unique advertisement preserved in the Bibliothèque nationale (Einblattdrucke 897) makes clear. A large copy. HC *1657; GW 2334; BMC V, 553; BSB-Ink. A-698; Bod-inc. A-384; PMM 38; Goff A-959.

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