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Collecting the Renaissance: The Aldine Press (1494–1598)

31 October 2014 – 25 January 2015, Sir John Ritblatt Treasures Gallery, British Library (96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB)

Curated by Paolo Sachet, Jill Kraye and Stephen Parkin

This exhibition focuses on two interrelated topics. Firstly, it investigates the major achievements of the Aldine press in relation to early printed books such as the development of pocket-size format, Greek and italics fonts, and printing on vellum and on blue paper. Secondly, it dwells on prominent English collectors whose books were either bequeathed to or acquired by the British Library, forming part of the indispensable holdings of this national and worldwide institution. Visitors will be able to admire unique and restricted view items and learn more about Aldus, his family press and the remarkable Aldine collection of the British Library. The exhibition is displayed in two cases in the Treasures Gallery.

Opening Times: Monday to Thursday 9.30-20.00; Friday 9.30-18.00; Saturday 9.30-17.00; Sunday and Public holidays (when open) 11.00-17.00.

Free Admission

Click here for further information: http://www.bl.uk/events/treasures-of-the-british-library http://timescolumns.typepad.com/stothard/2014/11/the-aldine-press-500-years-on.html

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