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MANNI, Domenico Maria (1690-1788). Vita di Aldo Pio Manuzio, insigne restauratore delle lettere greche, e latine in Venezia. Venice: Giambatista Novelli, 1759.

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MANNI, Domenico Maria (1690-1788). Vita di Aldo Pio Manuzio, insigne restauratore delle lettere greche, e latine in Venezia. Venice: Giambatista Novelli, 1759.

8o (196 x 143 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved title vignette. Late 18th-century half vellum and boards. Provenance: Tammaro de Marinis (1878-1969), bookplate.

FIRST EDITION. An early biography of Aldus Manutius. Bigmore and Wyman p. 17.

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UNGER, Christian Gottlieb (1671-1719). De Aldi Pii Manutii Romani vita meritisque in rem literatam liber Ungeri singularis. Wittenberg: widow of Johann David Scheffler, 1753.

4o (197 x 153 mm). Engraved frontispiece and portrait. (Some browning and staining throughout.)

FIRST EDITION. The work is divided in three sections: "Section I. A biography of Aldus Manutius and an account of his printing-office and types. Section II. Criticisms upon Aldus. Section III. List of works from his press" Bigmore and Wyman p. 37.
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