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Aldine Editions

Aldine Editions, editions chiefly of the Classics, which emanated from the press of Aldus Manutius, a celebrated printer who lived in Venice in the sixteenth century. These editions, which all bore his device of an anchor and dolphin entwined, were of singular beauty, and as remarkable for the correctness of the texts as for clearness of the printing. Aldus was the first to make printing a fine art, and his editions have become a proverb for excellence and beauty. An English printer, named Pickering, issued similar editions of the Classics, remarkable for their beauty, which were known as the English Aldines.