New College Library, Oxford, BT1.3.6 - Aldine Greek Aristotle on vellum

The Invisible Book

Randall McLeod with Timothy Perry
Issue number
(2021): 15

In Venice in 1495–98, Aldo Manuzio printed the first Greek edition of Aristotle, along with texts by Theophrastus, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Diogenes Laertius, Philo Judaeus, Ammonius, Philoponus, Porphyry, and Pseudo-Galen.  The library of New College, Oxford is one of only two in the world to hold all five volumes printed on vellum; it was Thomas Linacre’s copy. 


New College Library, Oxford, BT1.3.6


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