Pietro bembo / de aetna.

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Creator

Aldus Manutius & Francesco Griffo

Title

Pietro bembo / de aetna.

Publisher

Aldus Manutius

Date

February 1495/6

Coverage

Venice

Subject

Octavo.

Description

The roman type cut by Nicolas Jenson was a turning point in the history of typography; Francesco Griffo’s roman was the next great leap forward in the development of roman typefaces.

Like Jenson’s roman, Griffo’s was copied often. That it formed the basis for Garamond’s influential roman types is certain. However, by the time of the private press movement in the late nineteenth century, the Griffo roman was all but forgotten until Stanley Morison revived the Aldine/Griffo types in the early twentieth century.

Relation

LENDER: The library of T. Kimball Brooker, author and collector of the Aldine Press