I was then studying law at Pisa, and one of my companions in the class-room was Aldus Manutius, renowned as a book-collector.
Title-page of the Adagia, printed by Aldus Manutius in 1508.
In 1875 he published a very learned and elaborate monograph on Aldus Manutius.
Aldus Manutius, who led the revolution, has often been wrongly praised.
As a type-founder he made for Aldus Manutius the first italic type.
In 1653 he regretted his inability to find a publisher's catalogue issued by Aldus Manutius.
It is worthy of note that many of these old English printers were, like Aldus Manutius, editors as well.
Aldine, al′dīn, adj. applied to books printed by Aldus Manutius of Venice, in 16th century.
The editions printed by Aldus Manutius the Elder are, however, much more valuable than those issued by his descendants.
The invention of what is now called the Italic letter in printing was made by Aldus Manutius, to whom learning owes much.