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ALDINE PRESS. RENOUARD (Antoine-Augustin). Annales de l'Imprimerie des Alde ou Histoire des Trois Manuce et de Leurs Editions.1825

Paris: Antoine-Augustin Renouard, Second edition, 3 vols., royal 8vo (235 x 155 mm), large paper copy, [4], 425, [1]; [4], 434, [2]; xl, 420, [4]pp., with half-titles and engraved frontispiece portrait to first and second volumes as called for, 10 facsimile plates, 6 of which are double-page or folding, some occasional light spotting to text (mainly prelims), marbled endpapers, cont. red morocco, spines gilt extra, marbled boards, spines just slightly faded, uncut, t.e.g. an attractive set. This famous bibliography of the output of the Manutius family and their Aldine Press, 1494-1598, has remained the standard work on the subject and has been praised as a classic of its kind. Over 1,500 entries given. Provenance: From the library of Charles Butler (1821-1910), Warren Wood in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The majority of the library was sold at Sotheby's, London, on 5 April 1911.

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