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ARIOSTO, Ludovico
Orlando furioso
In Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1550. 1550 Furious Orlando Furioso Ariosto Roland Medieval Chivalry Woodcuts Ferrari"Ah, how I rue that what I could have done I did not do!" ― Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso'Furious Orlando' is an early 16th-century Italian epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto which tells the chivalric story of Roland, a medieval knight in the 8th-century - the most prized of all of Charlemagne's knight. Roland must defend himself against sorcerers, magic, and enchantments, evil kings, and bouts of love, which Orlando himself calls a form of insanity!According to Reynolds, a 20th-century translator of 'Orlando', this book is "one of the most influential works in the whole of European literature." It has been known to have an influence on Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene' as well as several Jean de la Fontaine's tales.This 1550 edition of 'Orlando' was published in Venice with a beautifully illustrated title page. Most notably it includes woodcut engravings which first appeared in 1542. According to Mortimer, these engravings "are the first Ariosto illustrations of any artistic merit, following Niccolò Zoppino's idea of providing one illustration to each canto."Item number: #12055Price: $1950ARIOSTO, LudovicoOrlando furiosoIn Vinegia : Appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1550.Details: · Collation: Complete with all pageso 264; 31, [1]; [30]o 52 woodcut engravings· References: USTC 810652; not in Adams; Mortimer Harvard Ital. books 28; EDIT16 2660; · Language: Latin· Binding: Vellum; tight & secure· Size: ~8.5in X 6.25i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]

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