Diaria de Bello Carolino.

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Creator

Benedetti, Alessandro.

Title

Diaria de Bello Carolino.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius,

Date

1496.

Description

Alessandro Benedetti was a well-known Venetian doctor who lent his services to the 1495 campaign to curb the incursions of the French King Charles VIII into Italian territory. This is an example of contract printing carried out by the Aldine Press in the early years of its existence. Benedetti paid for the printing, and Aldus’s name appears nowhere in the text. The speed with which this narrative was printed led inevitably to errors, many of which are corrected in hand (as shown here), possibly by Aldus himself.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Benedetti, Alessandro. , “Diaria de Bello Carolino. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 25, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/190.