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"Make haste slowly": Photo of 500 year old Aldus Manutius book from my visit to the National Library in Venice

"Make haste slowly": Photo of 500 year old Aldus Manutius book from my visit to the National Library in Venice

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Chapter 19 Polia leads Poliphilo to ruins and embark for the island of Cythera 245/467

Chapter 19 Polia leads Poliphilo to ruins and embark for the island of Cythera

A Noble Fragment: Being a Leaf of the Gutenberg Bible (1450-1455) - the first major book printed with moveable type in the West.  Though only a single leaf it is one of our most frequently called up items in classes here at the University.

A Noble Fragment: Being a Leaf of the Gutenberg Bible - the first major book printed with moveable type in the West. Though only a single leaf it is one of our most frequently called up items in classes here at the University.

Aldus Manutius - Aldus Manutius publisher's device, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress

Aldus Manutius - dolphin anchor device representing "Festina lente" (Hasten slowly) copied from Roman coin around 1499

Image from page 244 - Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Chapter 19 Polia leads Poliphilo to ruins and embark for the island of Cythera

Aldo Manuzio: grande mostra a Venezia, alle Gallerie dell’Accademia

Aldo Manuzio: grande mostra a Venezia, alle Gallerie dell’Accademia, su uno dei più grandi stampatori di tutti i tempi.

Adagia is the title of an annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs, compiled during the Renaissance by Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus.

Chapter 17 Polia becomes Poliphilo's guide 208/467

Chapter 17 Polia becomes Poliphilo's guide

Erasmi Roterodami Adagiorum Chiliades tres, ac centuriae fere totidem. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1508

Second edition of Erasmus's Adagia (a large volume of Latin proverbs), produced by the famous printer Aldus Manutius in Venice in 1508 (University of Michigan Special Collections Library Website)

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