Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562. Full leather. Very Good. Well-preserved 1562 edition of Ariosto's epic poem "Orlando Furioso". Text in Latin, the pages crisp, the printing eminently readable. The woodcuts as well have maintained their detail and sharpness. Hand-bound (and signed and dated at the rear pastedown by the binder) in a dark-red, full leather, with raised bands and bright gilt-rule and lettering to the spine. New decorative endpapers, with gilt-flecked accents. Tight and solidly VG, with the binder's personal bookplate at the front free endpaper's verso. The most noticeable flaw to the original text is the rubbing and loss at the title page. Beyond that, light, forgiveable foxing and occasional shadowing thru the text. Fascinating armorial plate of the period at the title page's verso. Thick octavo, 666 pgs.
(Inventory #: 13187)
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