Lot 10: Ruscelli's Orlando Furioso 1565
6th April 2017
Author: Ariosto, Lodovico. Title: Orlando Furioso di M. Ludovico Ariosto Tutto Ricorretto, & di Nuoue Figure Adornato, con le Annotationi, gli Auuertimenti, & le Dichiarationi di Ieronimo Ruscelli. Place Published: Venice. Publisher: Vincenzio Valgrisi. Date Published: 1565. Description: [xii], 3-654,  pp. Lacking two preliminary leaves (*4 & *5) and the first leaf of text (A1). Title with architectural woodcut border; 51 full-page woodcut illustrations. (4to) 23.5x17 cm (9 1/4 x6 3/4 ") early full vellum. A fine early edition of Ruscelli's Ariosto, the illustrations first cut for Valgrissi in 1556 Condition: Binding well worn, lacking free endpapers; lacking 3 leaves, some foxing and wear; good.
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