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Johannes Tortellius - The scholar Giovanni Tortelli
was a central figure in Italian humanism. A native
of Arezzo, he studied Greek in Constantinople (ff 1435)
and eventually became an intimate friend of Pope
Nicolas V. He was appointed as the 1st librarian
of the Vatican Library + he compiled the 1st
catalogue. The De Orthographia, completed in
1499 is a detailed treatise arranged alphabetically,
on the spelling of Latin words that are derived from
Greek. At the end there is a postscript + poem
in praise of printing by Girolamo Bologni (1454-
1517). Goff lists of total of 9 ed.

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