2015. 8vo. Original illustrated wrappers. 46 pp. + Catalogue of 17 items. 31 illustrations (some printed in color). NOT ex-library: the text is unblemished and free from stamps and ugly markings! Near Fine. Item #3125
Scarce catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition "In praise of Aldus Manutius (ca. 1452-1515)" held at PRPH Gallery, New York, April 8-24, 2015. One of the more interesting aspects of the catalogue is the examination of the possibility that Benedetto Bordone was responsible for a good number of illustrations in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (pp. 16-28).
¶ Bordone (ca. 1455-1531) was a Paduan scribe, illuminator, humanist, and book artist, strongly influenced by Andrea Mantegna. He is known to worked for Nicholaus Jenson in Venice, and the spectacular illumination in several books belonging to Jenson's patron, Peter Ugelheimer, has been attributed to him.