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Ariosto, Lodovico
LA LENA, COMEDIA. [VENICE, C. 1538]
Estimate
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86
Ariosto, Lodovico
LA LENA, COMEDIA. [VENICE, C. 1538]
Estimate
8001,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ariosto, Lodovico
LA LENA, COMEDIA. [VENICE, C. 1538]
8vo (155 x 93mm.), woodcut portrait on title-page, text in italics, later morocco tooled in sixteenth-century style, slipcase, title-page slightly soiled, joints rubbed, slipcase split at head
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Literature

Censimento 16 CNCE 2559 (dated to c. 1538); Baldacchini, Alle origini dell'editoria in volgare: Niccolò Zoppino da Ferrara a Venezia, annali (1503-1544), no. 378; Gamba 72; cf. Mortimer, Harvard Italian 27 (1535 edition) & Sander 538 (1533 edition); this edition not in IA

Catalogue Note

Ariosto's light-hearted play was first performed in Ferrara in 1528, shortly after the Sack of Rome by the troops of Charles V.

Edit 16 lists around eight editions from the 1530s, most of which use the same woodcut portrait of Ariosto, first used in the 1532 Ferrara edition of Orlando furioso and based on the portrait by Titian. Baldacchini states that Zoppino is the printer of this edition, which appears to be a counterfeit of the first edition of c. 1533 (Censimento 16 CNCE 2567).

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