Ludovico Ariosto - Orlando Furioso - 1772/1773

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Ludovico Ariosto - Orlando Furioso - 1772/1773
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 4 - Other - see description

LUDOVICO ARIOSTO (1474 - 1533)
Orlando Furioso di M. Lodovico Ariosto. Tomo I. [IV.].
Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1772-3.

4to, IV volumes. I: [16], LX, 300 pp., [21] leaves of plates, sign.: *-**4, a-g4, h2, A-OO4, PP2; II: [214] leaves, [15] leaves of plates, sign.: A-FFF4, GGG6; III: [206] leaves, [16] leaves of plates; IV: [268] leaves, [14] leaves of plates, sign.: A-XXX4. XIXth century blue paper binding, four title pages, each one with its own gorgeous engraved frontispiece an title page surrond from ornamental frame; a beautiful, crisp copy with very limpid engravings and a splendid chiaroscuro rendering. One of the most famous and fascinating illustrated book printed in Venice in the XVIIIth century, exquisitely engraved by several of the most famous artist of the age: 58 full-page and 36 half-page engravings, 51 argomenti engraved at the beginning of each canto, 20 among heads and tailpieces, designed by Novelli and others and engraved by Giuliano Zuliani (1730 - 1814), Tommaso Baratti (fl. 1772 - 1801), Ferdinando Fambrini (fl. 1763 - 1794), Giacomo Malosso (fl. 1772 - 1773) and others. The text was edited and revised by Leonardo Marcellotto (fl. 1744 - 1773) and Antonio Cilis (fl. 1772 - 1773), with the addition of a biography of Ludovico Ariosto by Giovanni Andrea Barotti (1701 - 1772) at the beginning of the first volume.

 AGNELLI-RAVEGNANI, Annali delle edizioni ariostee, I, pp. 202-204; BRUNET I, 437; DE GRASSI, p. 169.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
4
Subject
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Ludovico Ariosto
Book Title
Orlando Furioso
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1772
Publication year youngest item
1773
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
Italian
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Antonio Zatta
Binding/ Material
Softback
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
1064
Dimensions
240×200 mm
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