Orlando furioso / di m. Lodouico Ariosto ; ornato di varie figure, con alcune stanze ; et cinque canti d'vn nuouo libro del medesimo nuouamente aggiunti, & ricorretti ; con alcune allegorie & nel fine una breue espositione, et tauola di tutto quello, che nell'opera si contiene.

Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533.
Standardized Title:
Orlando furioso. 1554
Other Title:
Orlando fvrioso
In Vinegia : Appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, MDLIIII [1554]
[8], 8 leaves, 9-588, [36] p. : ill. ; 17 cm. (8vo)
erno .5al o.o, CoEp (3) 1554 (R)
Roland (Legendary character) -- Romances.
Place of Publication:
Italy Venice.
Signatures: *⁸ A-2Q⁸ 2R⁴.
Colophon reads: In Vinegia appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrai [sic] e fratelli. MDLIIII.
Title within woodcut architectural border, with printer's device (Zappella 535).
Printer's devices on p. [527], [589] and on last page.
Oval woodcut portrait of Ariosto on p. [16] (1st count), repeated on p. [524]; 51 woodcut ill. in text; woodcut historiated initials.
Printed in two columns with italic types.
Errors in paging: 152, 296 misnumbered 151, 966 respectively.
The "Cinque canti" and the "Espositione di tutti i vocaboli et luoghi difficile" (by Lodovico Dolce) have special title-pages; the first dated 1553, the second 1554.
Erratum: p. [15] (1st count).
In some copies, the dedication leaf is signed 'Aii" instead of '*ii". Mortimer suggests that this is a cancel leaf, but in fact it is only a variant signing.
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has ms. inscription citing Fontanini as a reference source on front free endaper.
Culture Class Collection copy has ms. inscription "Loÿris" on verso of leaf 2R3.
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Agnelli-Ravegnani. Annali delle edizioni ariostee, I, p. 92-94
Bongi, S. Annali di Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, I, p. 443-444
EDIT 16 CNCE 2684
Mortimer, R. Italian 16th cent., I, 28
Sander, M. Livre à figures italien depuis 1467 jusqu'à 1530, 567
Zappella, G. Marche dei tipografi del Cinquecento, 535; 543
Giolito de' Ferrari, Gabriele, printer.
Early Venetian Imprint Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Italian Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Dolce, Lodovico, 1508-1568. Spositione di tutti i vocaboli et luoghi difficili.
Espositione di tutti i vocaboli et luoghi difficile.
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