6. Thesaurus cornucopiae.(1496).

2° ; [10] 270 leaves; 298 x 197mm.

Another grammar printed early in Aldus's career, the Thesaurus cornucopiae contains works of Greek and Byzantine grammarians and texts in various Greek dialects. In the preface, Aldus describes the work as containing "practically everything that anyone could desire in order to achieve perfect knowledge of Greek literature." The roman type in the preface to the Thesaurus is the same as that cut for Bembo's 1495 De Aetna. This elegant font became the ancestor of most modern roman fonts, including the one still called "Bembo" today. It may be compared with Aldus's first roman font, displayed in the 1495/96 Theocritus (no. 7).

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