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Introduced shortly after the invention of printing from movable type, the octavo was the first format developed specifically for creating portable, mass-produced, low-cost books. At the same time, Renaissance thinkers believed they could elevate the individual dignity and worth of great numbers of people by disseminating the long-hidden ideas of classical Greek authors. The work of these thinkers and printers changed the world forever: They brought the great ideas of the past to light in the present; and, in doing so, inspired innovation and growth in virtually every area of human knowledge and experience.
Today, Octavo exists to serve the same ideal. Our purpose is to use the best in advanced technology to uncover and enhance the seminal ideas of the past in ways that will provide inspiration for the present and future. Through our published editions, Octavo facilitates preservation and enables discovery for a wide range of audiences.