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of or from the press of Aldus Manutius and his family in Venice, c1490–1597, noted for compactly printed editions of the classics.
an Aldine or other early edition.
any of several styles of printing types modeled on those designed by Aldus, especially italic.
Contemporary Examples

Like Montgomery County, Aldine, Texas dwarfs Union City in size, and its population is considerably more diverse.
How to Fix Public Education David L. Kirp May 5, 2013

Historical Examples

About the same time Blake wrote a poem called “Tiriel,” which will be found in the Aldine edition of his poetical works.
William Blake Irene Langridge

The Title-page is ornamented with the Aldine device and motto as in No.
The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Aldine edition of Virgil , now exceedingly rare, was the first book printed in this Italic type.
A Brief History of Wood-engraving from Its Invention Joseph Cundall

The Aldine edition had been reprinted at Basel by Froben in 1513.
Against War Erasmus

The last words allude to the Greek types which were employed in printing the Aldine editions of the Greek classics.
A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman

No; two fellows at the Aldine Club have talked me into joining them.
Those Dale Girls Frank Weston Carruth

Yet a rumour reached him that in Germany the Aldine edition was being reprinted.
Erasmus and the Age of Reformation Johan Huizinga

But they have younger fellows in the bunch over at Aldine, I’m sure.
The Banner Boy Scouts George A. Warren

There is a fair collection of classical authors, many of which are of Aldine and Elzevir editions.
William E. Burton: Actor, Author, and Manager William L. Keese

relating to Aldus Manutius (1450–1515), Italian printer, or to his editions of the classics
a book printed by the Aldine press
any of the several typefaces designed by Aldus Manutius

type font, 1837, from Aldus Manutius (1450-1515), Venetian printer who used it in his popular editions of Greek and Roman classics. His name is a Latinized form of Italian Aldo Manuzio, the first name short for Teobaldo (see Theobald), and, like so many Italian masc. given names, of Germanic origin. The device characteristic of Aldine books is a figure of a dolphin on an anchor.


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