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Bound in Venice : the serene republic and the dawn of the book / Alessandro Marzo Magno ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.

Author / Creator Marzo Magno, Alessandro, author.
Uniform title Alba dei libri. English
Imprint New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2013
Description 242 pages ; 21 cm
Language English
Subject Manuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 1450-1515.
Printing -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Publishers and publishing -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Publishers and publishing.
Italy -- Venice.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Varying Form of Title Portion of title Serene republic and the dawn of the book
Other authors / contributors Conti, Gregory, 1952- translator.
ISBN 9781609451394
Notes Translation of: L'alba dei libri : quando Venezia ha fatto leggere il mondo.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Venice in the fifteenth century is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business. Among the innovators who are driving these new cultural enterprises, one remarkable visionary, Aldus Manutius, stands head and shoulders above the rest. He is credited with inventing the figure of the modern publisher. Manutius will publish the first printed editions of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam and classics of the Greek and Latin poetry and theater, bringing about a true revolution and the birth of the world", viewed October 4, 2013.
Table of Contents:
  • Venice, book capital of the world
  • Aldus Manutius, the Michelangelo of books
  • The first Talmud
  • The lost Koran
  • Armenians and Greeks
  • The wind from the East
  • Geography and war
  • Music publishing
  • Cures for the body: medicine, cosmetology, and gastronomy
  • Pietro Aretino and birth of the author
  • Decline, come back, and swan song.