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12 - 13 November 1996
ARIOSTO, LODOVICO. Orlando Furioso. Venice: Francesco de Franceschi Senese, 1584. Engraved title page (one lacking) and 51 engraved plates presumably by Girolamo Porro. 2 parts in one volume, 4to, 19th-century calf, central gilt panel with center and corner ornaments built up with small tools on both covers, spine elaborately gilt in 7 compartments, one with morocco lettering piece, spine evenly darkened and with light wear at ends, joints starting; lacks first gathering (*4 including engraved title) and 2nd l4 (blank), some light browning, a few marginal tears or chips, minor marginal soiling. Mortimer Italian 30: "The most elaborate of the sixteenth-century editions;" Adams A1677; Brunet I:436.
R.F. Knight, ink-stamp on preliminary blank.
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