London, 1779 to 1781. Hardcover.12mo,,Volume II, III, and IV, all bound in full period brown leather,With armorial bookplate of Francis Martin to inside front board of each volume. Rubber stamp at bottom of front free endpapers. The Orlando Furioso is an epic poem written by Ariosto in 1516. It was originally written in Ferrarese, a dialect of Ferrara, and later translated into literary Tuscan, to be more accessible to Italians at large. The poem formed the basis, or inspiration, for numerous baroque operas, including those by famous composers such as Vivaldi and Handel. Note: this is an incomplete set, lacking the first volume. It is sold as a reading, reference, or re-binding set; and priced accordingly. Ill.: engravings. Bindings of volumes II and III in very poor cond. Vol. IV a bit better. Contents show occasional foxing, else tightly bound.
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Keywords: Epic poems;Italian verse;Bindings; engravings