Aldus: His Life and Influence

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

The collection of the publications of Aldus Manutius, his family, and imitators began in earnest at UCLA in the early 1960s during the tenure of Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy. For three decades, Dr. Murphyaldus anchor fostered the expansion of the Aldine collection and encouraged its growth. With the constant support of the Ahmanson Foundation, this collection has become the foremost repository for Aldines in the Western Hemisphere. Spanning the output of the entire Manutius family of printers from 1495 to 1598, the collection holds 90 percent of the books printed by the elder Aldus and his heirs as well as 80 percent of the works printed by Paulus Manutius and Aldus Manutius the Younger.

This exhibit focuses on Aldus’s legacy and shows his impact on the worlds of publishing and printing for half a millennium.

In gratitude for his steadfast
support of our Aldine collection,
this exhibition
is
dedicated
to

Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
Who never made haste slowly.

This exhibit focuses on Aldus’s legacy and shows his impact on the worlds of publishing and printing for half a millennium.

Location

Library Special Collections (Research Library)