Vol. 7 No. 1 (2016)
Articles

Aldo Manuzio in Los Angeles. The Ahmanson-Murphy collection at the University of California Los Angeles

Angela Nuovo
Università degli studi di Udine

Published 2016-01-15

Keywords

  • Ahmanson-Murphy collection; Manuzio,
  • Aldo; Murphy

How to Cite

Nuovo, A. (2016). Aldo Manuzio in Los Angeles. The Ahmanson-Murphy collection at the University of California Los Angeles. JLIS.It, 7(1), 1–24. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-11426

Abstract

Despite its recent foundation, the Ahmanson-Murphy collection at the University of California Los Angeles counts the highest number of Aldine books outside Europe, and it is one of the richest collections in the world.

This paper retraces the steps of its development and cataloguing, placing the collection among the main rare books collections in Los Angeles. Franklin D. Murphy (1916-1994), who was the sixth chancellor at UCLA, emerges at the real promoter of this great cultural venture.

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