A Leaf from a Digest of Civil Law by Andrea Torresano of Asolo

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A Leaf from a Digest of Civil Law by Andrea Torresano of Asolo. It was into Torresano's hands that Jensen's historic fonts passed upon the death of that great printer in 1480; and upon the death of Aldus Manutius,his son-in-law, Torresano profited again, by coming into control of the Aldine press which he directed during the minority of Aldus's children. The present work, issued by him in 1491, with the assistance of Pietro Fossano, shows massed gothic type in its most picturesque form. Indeed, in typography, presswork, and rubrication there are few examples even of incunabula, and certainly nothing since the Fifteenth Century, to equal this glorious Venetian masterpiece.

Title: A Leaf from a Digest of Civil Law by Andrea Torresano of Asolo

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Publisher: 1491

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