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Aldus Manutius mercantile empire of the intellect by Nicolas Barker

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Published by Dept. of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California in Los Angeles .
Written in English


  • Manuzio, Aldo, -- 1449 or 50-1515.,
  • Printers -- Italy -- Biography.,
  • Editors -- Italy -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Nicolas Barker.
SeriesOccasional Papers / UCLA, University Research Library, Dept. of Special Collections -- 3., Occasional papers (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections) -- 3.
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17783059M

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