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Orlando furioso / di M. Lodouico Ariosto ; ornato di varie figure ; con cinque canti d'un nuouo libro, & altre stanze del medesimo, nuouamente aggiunti ; con belle allegori: & nel fine, vna breue espositione de gli oscuri vocabuli con la tauola di tutto quello che nell'opera si contiene.

Author/Creator:
Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533.
Standardized Title:
Orlando furioso. 1556
Other Title:
Orlando fvrioso
Publication:
In Lione : Appresso Bastiano di Bartholomeo Honorati, MDLVI [1556]
Format/Description:
Book
508, [44] p. (p. [2], [450], [511]-[512], [552] blank) : ill. ; 26 cm. (4to)
Fingerprint:
noto a.la i,i, ChVe (3) 1556 (R)
Place of Publication:
France Lyon.
Notes:
Edited, with appendices and commendatory sonnet, by Lodovico Dolce.
Colophon (p. [510]): Stampato in Lione per Iacopo Fabro.
One of 2 eds. with identical imprint. This quarto ed. has 508 numbered p. and is printed in italic; the octavo ed. has 511 numbered p. and is printed in roman type. Cf. Agnelli.
Signatures: A-2L⁸ 2M⁴ (2I8 blank).
Errors in pagination: p. 5, 270, 305 misnumbered 3, 170, 277 respectively; p. 219-222 repeated; p. 223-224 omitted.
Title within woodcut architectural border, with Honorat's woodcut device (Baudrier 4) in center; device repeated on special title pages and on p. [551].
Woodcut illustrations, with ornamental sidepieces, at beginning of each canto; woodcut historiated initials. The illustrations are printed from woodblocks "cut for Benedetto Giunta's 1544 Florence edition", which are "close copies of the set designed for the Venice editions printed by Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari". The illustrations for canto 42 has been repeated for canto 41, the original woodblock presumably having been lost. Cf. R. Mortimer, French 16th cent. books, 37.
The Cinque canti and Sposizione have separate title pages.
Text in double columns, in italic type.
Commendatory poems by Luigi Gonzaga on p. 445-448.
"Gli cinque canti di vn nuouo libro di M. Lodouico Ariosto": p. [449]-508.
"Sonetto di M. Lodouico Dolce in lode di M. Lodouico Ariosto": p. [509].
"Le sposizione di tutti i vocaboli et luoghi difficili che nel libro si trovano, con una brieue dimostratione di molte comparazioni, & sentenze dell'Ariosto in diuersi auttori imitate di nuouo ricorrette. Raccolte da M. Lodouico Dolce": p. [513]-[550].
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has ms. bibliographic note about this edition on front pastedown.
Culture Class Collection copy has ms. inscription "George Transam" on title page and inscription in French with name Van Marcke[?] struck through.
Penn Provenance:
Transam, George (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Van Marcke (autograph) (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1556
Cited in:
Agnelli & Ravegnani. Annali delle edizioni Ariostee, I, 102
Baudrier, H.L. Bibliographie lyonnaise, IV, 168
BM STC French, 1470-1600, p. 23
Mortimer, R. French 16th cent., 37
Contributor:
Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533.
Dolce, Lodovico, 1508-1568.
Gonzaga, Luigi, 1500-1532.
Honoré, Barthélemy, publisher.
Faure, Jacques, fl. 1551-1567, printer.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Italian Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
7926840
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