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describing the typography used in these publications

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  • editions of the greek and latin classics, published and printed under the superintendence of aldo manuzio, his father-in-law andrea of asolo, and his son paolo (1490–1597); most of them in small octavo, and all noted for their accuracy. the father invented the type called italics, once called aldine, and first used in printing virgil, 1501. infoplease.com