ARIOSTO, Lodovico (1474-1533). Orlando Furioso, edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, commentary by Alberto Lavezuola. Venice: Francesco de Franceschi, 1584. 3 parts in one volume, 4° (260 x 182mm). Engraved titles within architectural border, 50 (of 51) full-page engravings by Girolamo Porro. (Lacking repeated engraving at the start of Canto 34, without blanks u8 and l4 at end, small hole to illustration of Canto 10, occasional spotting). Late 18th-century blue morocco gilt, turn-ins and edges gilt (joints slightly cracked at head and foot). Provenance: Augustus Frederick (1773-1843; Duke of Sussex, armorial bookplate).
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ARIOSTO, Lodovico (1474-1533). Orlando Furioso, edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, commentary by Alberto Lavezuola. Venice: Francesco de Franceschi, 1584. 3 parts in one volume, 4° (260 x 182mm). Engraved titles within architectural border, 50 (of 51) full-page engravings by Girolamo Porro. (Lacking repeated engraving at the start of Canto 34, without blanks u8 and l4 at end, small hole to illustration of Canto 10, occasional spotting). Late 18th-century blue morocco gilt, turn-ins and edges gilt (joints slightly cracked at head and foot). Provenance: Augustus Frederick (1773-1843; Duke of Sussex, armorial bookplate).

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ARIOSTO, Lodovico (1474-1533). Orlando Furioso, edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, commentary by Alberto Lavezuola. Venice: Francesco de Franceschi, 1584. 3 parts in one volume, 4° (260 x 182mm). Engraved titles within architectural border, 50 (of 51) full-page engravings by Girolamo Porro. (Lacking repeated engraving at the start of Canto 34, without blanks u8 and l4 at end, small hole to illustration of Canto 10, occasional spotting). Late 18th-century blue morocco gilt, turn-ins and edges gilt (joints slightly cracked at head and foot). Provenance: Augustus Frederick (1773-1843; Duke of Sussex, armorial bookplate).

'THE MOST ELABORATE OF THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY EDITIONS' (Mortimer) with fine engravings. Plate 34 was suppressed and replaced by a duplicate of plate 33 which is missing in the present copy. Adams A-1677; Brunet I, 436 ('Edition assez belle'); Mortimer, Harvard Italian, 30.

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