- Large Paper Copies. Printing special dedication copies on large paper was common practice in bibliophile circles in the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Century, but the usage, as an alternative to vellum, was not unknown in the Renaissance. Unfortunately large-paper copies have often been severely cut down and can only be recognised through in-depth research on the history of the edition. For a discussion of the problem, with especial reference to the 1528 edition of Castiglione’s Cortegiano, see Conor Fahy, ‘La carta nelle edizioni aldine del 1527 e del 1528’, La Bibliofilìa, 103 (2001), pp. 263-289.