Lyon: [Jaques Myt] for Barthèlemi Trot(h),
The Lyonese printers often covered their tracks by omitting the place, date, and printer’s name from their publications, while relying on the recognizable italic typography and portable format to echo the familiarity of the genuine Aldine imprint. Although this collection of the works of Giovanni Gioviano Pontano “borrows” Aldine typography and format, it does not claim to be a genuine Aldine. Indeed, the colophon explicitly records the place of imprint as Lugdunum (the Latin name for Lyon), and records “Bartholomei Troth” as the publisher. Although listed by Renouard as an Aldine piracy, the lily on the title page evokes the Florentine press of the Giunti family.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.