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Ariosto (Lodovico), Orlando furioso in English heroical verse, by Iohn Haringto[n], first edition in English, double column, 46 full-page engraved illustrations, 'The Argument' of each book within woodcut cartouche, woodcut initials, errata at end, lacking ¶1&8 (1 being title) and 2O4 (final f.), trimmed at head, affecting some headlines, a few ff. with marginal repairs, stained, 19th century calf, rebacked, preserving original gilt backstrip, edges of covers scorched, rubbed and marked, [STC 746; Pforzheimer 447], 4to, By Richard Field dwelling in the Black-friers by Ludgate, 1591.
⁂ The handsomely illustrated first English edition of this Italian epic poem. The illustrations are copies of those cut by Giralomo Porro for Ruscelli's edition of Venice, 1584.

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Ariosto (Lodovico), Orlando furioso in English heroical

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