Orlando Furioso. Translated Into English Heroical Verse by Sir John Harington (1591). Ludovico ARIOSTO.
Orlando Furioso. Translated Into English Heroical Verse by Sir John Harington (1591)

Orlando Furioso. Translated Into English Heroical Verse by Sir John Harington (1591)

Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1972 (first thus).

Quarto, liv, 591 pages plus 46 full-page plates (reproduced from copies of the 1591 edition in the Library of Cambridge University and the Library of the University of California at Berkeley).

Cloth; foot of the spine slightly bumped; a few trifling marks; an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper a little sunned about the spine, and slightly creased and torn.

With the pencilled signature (and occasional pencilled emphases and annotations) of Alan Brissenden, inscribed "Adelaide, 29 July 1982" . Edited with an Introduction by Robert McNulty; "the first scholarly edition of this major Elizabethan text ... the transposition of the joy and solemnity, the high seriousness and the farce, even the ribaldry, of the Italian into the English poem ..." (dustwrapper).

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Price (AUD): $350.00

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