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Ludovico Ariosto

Orlando Furioso

G. Miller


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First English language edition of the Italian epic poem Orlando Furioso.

  • Ludovico Ariosto (Italian).
  • Translated by John Harington (English).
  • Orlando Furioso In English Heroical Verse. By Sir John Harington of Bathe, Knight. Now thirdly revised and amended, with the Addition of the Authors Epigrams. Principb[us], placuisse viris non ultima laus est. Horace.
  • London: Printed by G. Miller for J. Parker, 1634.
  • (ix), 423 pages, (xxvii).
  • Engraved title-page with vignette portraits of Ariosto and Harington, and 46 full-page engraved illustrations.
  • Third edition, first English language edition.
  • Bound in contemporary full calf over cords.

The plates were first used in the 1591 edition and are derived from Girolamo Porro's illustrations of the 1584 Venetian edition.

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A few leaves at beginning with fore-edge repair.

Slight loss to side-notes of three leaves.

A couple of short tears.

Head and foot of spine renewed at an early date.

Minor worming to several pages and to rear cover.

Ownership inscription on front blank endpaper "Elizabeth Tyringham, Her Booke (Aprill ye 5, 1668)."


Height: 10.5 inches / 26.67 cm
Width: 7.75 inches / 19.68 cm




Poetry, Royalty, Illustrated

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