Petri Bembi de Aetna ad Angelum Chabrielem Liber.

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Creator

Bembo, Pietro.

Title

Petri Bembi de Aetna ad Angelum Chabrielem Liber.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

February 1496.

Description

This short tale of a journey to Mount Aetna undertaken by Pietro Bembo (1470–1547) and his father, Bernardo, was printed in a new Roman font designed and cut for Aldus by Francesco Griffo (1450–1518). Its elegant simplicity has inspired type designers to this day, and is arguably the most influential design in the history of typography. This text, as in most copies, contains manuscript corrections in the hand of Aldus. Bound in green goatskin by Samuel Charles Kalthoeber for George John, Lord Spencer (1758–1834), it was subsequently in the John Rylands Library in Manchester.

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Bembo, Pietro. , “Petri Bembi de Aetna ad Angelum Chabrielem Liber.,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 25, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/185.