In 2015 a flurry of important publications celebrated the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius (c. 1451–1515), founder of the famous Venice-based Aldine Press responsible for more first editions of classical literature, philosophy, and science than any other publisher before or since. Although with a little delay, for which we apologize, ISI Florence has participated in this well-deserved tribute to the most important and innovative scholarly publisher of the Renaissance. Stefano U. Baldassarri (Director, ISI Florence) and Pier Davide Accendere (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale) have invited some of the greatest Manuzio experts to contribute essays. Lorenzo Baldacchini, Edoardo Barbieri, Robert Black, Giancarlo Petrella, Brian Richardson, and Piero Scapecchi have contributed their work, thus making it possible to publish “Collectanea Manutiana. Studi Critici su Aldo Manuzio” (Florence: Le Lettere, 2017).
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