Manutius, Aldus the Younger.
De Quaesitis per Epistolam Libri III. Aldi Manutii Paulli F. Aldi N.
Venice: [Aldus the Younger],
It could not have been easy to be the son of the esteemed Cicero scholar Paulus Manutius, and the grandson of the great Aldus Manutius, much less his namesake. Yet Aldus the Younger was a scholar in his own right, ostensibly authoring a book on linguistics at the age of eleven. The titlepage of this work on various questions of antiquity shows that Aldus the Younger was eager to remain in the apostolic succession, so to speak, of his ancestors. The titlepage bears a woodcut image of Aldus the Elder, while Aldus the Younger proudly styles himself as “Paulii. F[ilius]. Aldi. N[epos]” (the son of Paulus and grandson of Aldus). Previously owned by the diarist John Evelyn (1620–1706).
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.