Lot 512

BASKERVILLE PRESS - Lodovico ARIOSTO (1474-1533). Orlando Furioso.

Estimate: £300 - £500
Hammer price: £900
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BASKERVILLE PRESS - Lodovico ARIOSTO (1474-1533). Orlando Furioso. Birmingham: "Da' Torchj di G. Baskerville: Per P. Molini Librajo dell' Accademia Reale, e G. Molini," 1723. 4 volumes, large 8vo (232 x 150mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and 46 engraved plates by Bartolozzi, de Longeuil, de Ghendt and others after Cipriani, Moreau le jeune, Eisen, Cochin and others (very lightly and consistently browned throughout [as usual]). FINELY BOUND in later red half morocco gilt by Pagnant, spines gilt in compartments, top edges gilt (a few ink spots to boards, lightly rubbed). Provenance: Newton Hall, Cambridge (armorial bookplate, with initials "J.S." added in ink). Brunet I, 438: "... belle édition ..."; Cohen-de Ricci 95; Gaskell 48; Graesse I, 199; Sander 44. (4)


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