Vita di Cosimo de’ Medici, Primo Gran Duca di Toscana.

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Creator

Manutius, Aldus the Younger.

Title

Vita di Cosimo de’ Medici, Primo Gran Duca di Toscana.

Publisher

Bologna: Aldus the Younger,

Date

after 25 March 1586.

Description

In the mid-1580s Aldus the Younger held the chair of rhetoric at the University of Bologna, and actively sought to relocate the operations of the Aldine Press to Bologna. This biography of Cosimo de’ Medici (1389–1464) may have been designed to demonstrate his publishing skills and encourage official approval of such a move. The preface is dedicated to Philip II of Spain, and the engraved titlepage incorporates the Medici arms at the foot. The press never moved, and would cease operating at the death of Aldus the Younger in 1597.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Manutius, Aldus the Younger. , “Vita di Cosimo de’ Medici, Primo Gran Duca di Toscana. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 14, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/269.