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BASKERVILLE PRESS. ARIOSTO (Lodovico). Orlando Furioso di Lodovico Ariosto.1773

Birmingham: Da' Torchj di G. Baskerville, Per P. Molini Librajo dell' Accademia Reale, e G. Molini, First Italian illustrated edition, 4 vols., large 8vo (233 x 140 mm), [34], lviii, 362, [2, blank]; [2], 450, [2, blank]; [2], 446, [2, blank]; [2], 446, [2, blank]pp., engraved portrait frontispiece, 46 engraved illustrations by Bartolozzi and others, after Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Monnet, Jean-Michel Moreau le jeune, and others, some foxing heavy in places (as usual), marbled endpapers, finely bound in contemporary straight-grain red morocco gilt, single gilt decorative interlaced border to covers, gilt dentelles, smooth spine ruled compartments, lettered direct, eagle head tool in first compartment, all edges gilt, some light rubbing, slight crease to spine of vol. III, otherwise a very nice set. Provenance: Bound for Sir Henry Hugh Hoare, 3rd Baronet, of Barn Elms (1762-1841) with his crest eagle's head, erased; Mary S. Collins bookplate; The Robin Collection bookplate. Brunet I, 438; Cohen-de Ricci, 95; Gaskell, 48; Ray French, 64; Sander, 44.

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