Glasgow Incunabula Project update (6/12/13)


University of Glasgow Library

About a year ago we blogged about the first volume to be printed in Venice by Aldus Manutius. I return to this most celebrated of printers today, with a later book from his press that we hold in three copies.


Bc225_tpAnother work in Greek, the Epistolae diversorum philosophorum, oratorum, rhetorum sex et viginti is a collection of the correspondence of various Greek philosophers and orators, including Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Apollonius and Pythagoras (although much of the authorship is now cited as “pseudo”). Published in two parts in 1499, it was edited by Marcus Musurus who collaborated with Aldus in producing a number of first printed editions of Greek texts, and who was later appointed as Professor of Greek language at the University of Padua. Other examples of works he edited can be traced using our authors/editors/translators index.

Our first copy of this work has belonged to the University…

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