L’ Orlando Furioso E Le Satire Di Ludovico Ariosto.
Bound in original half vellum over marbled boards; spines with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt. All edges red. A little wear to the extremities and some scattered foxing but otherwise a very good set. Bookseller's label of W. J. Smith, 43, North Street, Brighton.
Presso Lefèvre, Rue de L' Éperon, No 6.,
Con note di diverse per diligenza e studio di antonio buttura. tomo primo - secondo - terzo - quarto.
(i quattro poeti italiani. tomo quinto - tomo otavo).
FOUR VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. Tomo Primo,  + xxvi + [ii] + 474 pp.; Tomo Secondo, [iv[ + 488 pp.; Tomo Terzo, [iv] + 475 pp.; Tomo Quarto, [iv] + 496 pp. Text in Italian.
Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece to Tomo Primo. Decorated by title page vignettes.
The romance epic, Orlando Furioso (1516) was the most famous work of the Italian poet, Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533), who is credited with the first coining of the term, humanism. The verse drama describes the exploits of Charlemagne and Orlando (Roland) as they fight the Saracens, with numerous diversions and subplots. This Paris edition, which also includes Ariosto's seven satires, provides variant readings to the text and notes. Orlando Furioso has influenced many later writers, including Spenser and Shakespeare. The editor, Antonio Buttura, or Antoine Buttura, (1770-1832) was an Italian writer from the Veneto who settled in France. A handsomely bound set.
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