Auction 458 / Lot n° 91

ARIOSTO, Ludovico (1474-1533) - Orlando Furioso.. Espositione di tutti i vocaboli et luoghi difficili.. raccolte da M. LODOVICO DOLCE. Venice: Gabriel Giolito Ferrari, 1542. The first Giolito edition of the renown poem by Ariosto in this fine illustrated version which contributed to the definitive establishment of Orlando Furioso as one of the classic text of European literature. 4to (208 x 146mm). Title within elaborate woodcut border around the printer's device which is repeated at the beginning of the Esposizione and at end, numerous woodcut illustrations and initials, portrait of Ariosto after Titian on verso of 2K4 (frontispiece just a touch cropped at outer margin with some light foxing continuing in first leaves and at tend, some other occasional light stains). 19th-century brown morocco decorated in gilt on front panels, spine and edges (front panel detached). Provenance: La Bibliofila (bookseller's ticket).

Estimate 1,000 - 1,500€

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