Aldus Manutius: The Struggle and the Dream | University of Oxford

Aldus Manutius: The Struggle and the Dream

8 Jan 2015 to 22 Feb 2015
9:00 - 17:00
Old Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG

Proscholium

Exhibitions
Admission free
Yes
Not required

Aldus Manutius (c. 1450-1515) is a towering figure in the history of the book. He and his partners established the Aldine Press in Venice and his legacy includes the italic type, a number of first editions, and his trademark pocket-sized octavo volumes of classical Greek and Latin texts. This display, to mark the 500th anniversary of his death, tells the story of Aldus's remarkable career through books held in the Bodleian Library.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-4.30pm
  • Sunday 11am-5pm

This display is the centrepiece of a series of Aldine events in Oxford this winter. It also benefits from the work of student curatorial assistants whose own one-day display will be shown in the Proscholium on 6 February 2015.