Edizioni aldine

The collection includes about 650 editions published by Aldo Manuzio and his heirs from 1494 to 1598.

Legato Puricelli

The library was established at the initiative of Braidense director Luigi Lamberti, who took over from Giuseppe Greatti in 1803, who had the aldine editions already in the library’s holdings brought together and acquired many others through the antiquarian market.

Of the 27 preserved incunabula, the best known is Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, but also present are the Erotemata by Costantino Lascaris, 1494, De Aetna by Pietro Bembo and Organon Aristotle’s Greek from 1495.