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Orlando Furioso 1587  

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Orlando Furioso

Ariosto, Lodovico


Appresso gli heredi di Pietro Deuchino



561 (of 562) leaves [lacking *1, the title page].  Woodcut illustrations, initials, head and tail pieces.10x5 cm (4x2"), period blindstamped vellum.. 

Orlando Furioso is an Italian epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando Furioso is a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's unfinished romance Orlando Innamorato.

Lot Amendments

Staining/darkening to vellum, a few minuscule holes at edges where a clasp once was, some wormholing to spine with areas of loss; lacking title page, overall interior sound with occasional minor spotting and soiling; good.

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