Orlando innamorato del signor Matteo Maria Boiardo conte di Scandiano, insieme coi tre libri di Nicolo de gli Agostini, nuovamente riformato per M. Lodovico Domenichi, con gli argomenti, le figure di nuovo accomodate al principio d'ogni Canto, & la tavuola di cio, che nell'opra si contiene. [Segue:] Il quarto libro d'Orlando innamorato del signor Matteo Maria Boiardo conte di Scandiano, insieme co i tre libri di Nicolò degli Agostini, nuovamente riformato per M. Lodovico Domenichi, con gli argomenti, le figure accomodate al principio di ogni canto, & la tavola di ciò, che nell'opra si contiene

Autore: BOIARDO, Matteo Maria (1441-1494)-DOMENICHI, Lodovico (1515-1564)

Tipografo: Girolamo Scotto

Dati tipografici: Venezia, 1553


Two parts in one volume, 4to (203x145 mm). 242; 176, [6] leaves. Collation: A-GG8 HH2; a-y8 z6. Lacking the final leaves z5, which contains the Lettera a Bernadino Argentino, the register and the printer's device, and z6, a blank. Large woodcut printer's device on both title pages. Woodcut vignettes at the opening of each canto. Large historiated initials. Text in italics printed in two columns. Modern stiff vellum with lettering piece on spine. Damp stains, small tears and minor losses to the margin of a few leaves not affecting the text, margins cut short, first title page soiled with gutter reinforced and outer and inner margins restored, restoration also to the upper outer corner of ll. 150-154 with minor loss of text. On title page stamp of the antiquarian bookdealer, book collector and writer Kurt Vollmoeller (Stuttgart, 1890-Basel, 1936)

 

Rare illustrated edition of Boiardo's masterpiece, with Nicolò degli Agostini's continuation, in the reworking by Lodovico Domenichi, which first appeared in 1545. Domenichi's was the second systematic revision of the language and orthography of Boiardo's poem, after that carried out by Berni in 1540. The woodcuts are the same as those that appeared in the first edition of 1545 and were repeated in all subsequent Scotto's editions (1546-‘47 and 1548-‘49).

 

Harris, I, pp. 178-179, no. 38.


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