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BERNI, FRANCESCO (CA. 1497-1536) & BOJARDO, MATEO MARIA (1441-1494)
ORLANDO INNAMORATO. COMPOSTO GIA DAL S. MATTEO MARIA BOIARDO CONTE DI SCANDIANO, Et hora rifatto tutto di nuovo da M. Francesco Berni. Intitolato al Magnifico S.M. Domenico Sauli. Aggiunte in questa seconda editione molte Stanze
Venetia per li heredi di Lucantonio Giunta, 1545. Octavo, text in two columns, A-Z8 2A-2F8 2G6, collating complete. Hardcover, bound in later speckled calf, the spine gilt-tooled. The binding has some old repairs, the joints cracked but holding. The text-block is generally bright and unmarked, but a dampstain affects the last few leaves, which have some corner repairs; the title has a few small stains. Retains the bookplate of Italian literature scholar Arthur John Butler. Francesco Berni Was an Italian comic poet (c. 1497 - 1535). This, his most extensive work, is a refashioning of Matteo Maria Boiardo's chivalric poem, L'Orlando innamorato. It was first published at Milan in 1542. This is a second edition, issued by Giunta, with the first 80 octaves revised. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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