Aldine Press, the printing office started by Aldus Manutius at the end of the 15th century in Venice, from which were issued the celebrated Aldine editions of the classics of that time. (See Manutius.) The Aldine Press is famous in the history of typography, among other things, for the introduction of italics.

Being the entry for ALDINE PRESS in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.