Lot 20: Orlando Furioso 1603
Author: Ariosto, Lodovico; Title: Orlando Furioso di M. Ludovico Ariosto Tutto Ricorretto, & di Nuoue Figure Adornato, con le Annotationi, gli Auuertimenti, & le Dichiarationi di Jeronimo Ruscelli...; Place Published: Venice; Publisher: Felice Valgrissi; Date Published: 1603; Description: [xvi], 654,  pp. Title with architectural woodcut border; 51 full-page woodcut illustrations. (4to) 26x18 cm (10¼x7¼") full vellum, brown morocco spine label lettered in gilt.A fine early edition of Ruscelli's Ariosto, the illustrations first cut for Valgrissi in 1556 and likely making their last use in this edition nearly a half-century later. Early inscription in Italian on front free endpaper. Bookplate of Francis John Davies on pastedown. Spine label lightly chipped, some yellowing and light soiling to vellum; near fine.
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