Aldine

Aldine

[awl-dahyn, -deen]
adjective
1.
of or from the press of Aldus Manutius and his family in Venice, c1490–1597, noted for compactly printed editions of the classics.
noun
2.
an Aldine or other early edition.
3.
any of several styles of printing types modeled on those designed by Aldus, especially italic.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Italian aldino, equivalent to Ald(o Manuzio; see Manutius, Aldus) + -ino -ine1

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Aldine (ˈɔːldaɪn, -diːn)
 
adj
1.  relating to Aldus Manutius (1450--1515), Italian printer, or to his editions of the classics
 
n
2.  a book printed by the Aldine press
3.  any of the several typefaces designed by Aldus Manutius

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Aldine
type font, 1837, from Aldus Manutius (1450-1515), Venetian printer who used it in his popular editions of Gk. and Roman classics. His name is a L. form of It. Aldo Manuzio, short for Teobaldo. The device characteristic of Aldine books is a figure of a dolphin on an anchor.
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