(Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1 June 1497). 298 x 200. (11 3/4 x 7 7/8"). Single column, 30 lines in Greek type. From the EDITIO PRINCEPS OF ARISTOTLE IN GREEK.
Matted. PMM 38; Renouard, pp. 7-9; Goff A-959; BMC V, 555; ISTC ia00959000. A little wrinkling around the edges in a few places, one or two negligible marginal blemishes, but in excellent condition, clean and fresh and with generous margins.
This leaf comes from what is widely considered to be one of the most important printed works of the incunabular period, as well as the seminal work of the Aldine Press. According to PMM, this "was the first major Greek prose text to be re-introduced in the original to the western world by the intervention of the printing press." Complete copies of all five volumes that comprise the editio princeps (printed between 1495-98) are very rare on the market and, unsurprisingly, command massive sums when they do come up for sale; the last set at auction sold for almost £280,000 hammer in 2018, making the present leaf an attractive (and affordable) alternative. (ST15097-21)
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PJP Catalog: 77.025