This is a 1904 facsimile of one of the most beautiful books ever created - the 1499 Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, published by Aldus Manutius. The original work is called an incunable, which means "in the cradle" - the first fifty years of print. In my book #PrintersError we discuss how the world reacted to the printing press in its first few decades - in ways similar to our own hair-pulling about e-books today. #incunable #aldus #hypnerotomachiapoliphili #books #bookstagram #rarebooks #antiquarian #collecting #history #literature www.rebeccaromney.com Author of #PrintersError @rebecca.romney @honeyandwaxbks
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