The Fury of Roland L' Orlando Furioso 1821 Ariosto 8 vol set near miniatureBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Poetry, Italian Poetry, 16th century works, Decorative Leather Bindings].
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L'Orlando Furioso Di Ludovico Ariosto.
Published 1821, Paris by A. Buttura.
8 volumes, each c. 300 pages.
Wonderful set of small (near miniature) early 19th century books in very charming decorative bindings.
Period full green leather bindings, raised bands, compartments gilt decorated and ruled, covers embossed in blind decorations set within diamond shapes and gilt rules. All edges gilt, turn-ins and board edges gilt. Engraved frontis portrait of the author. (NOTE: see video for true binding color- the spine pic looks brown but the cover shot more accurately captures the truer color of the books/ spines).
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Beautiful and pleasing eight (8) volume set of Ludovico Ariosto's famous epic poem "The Fury of Roland". Originally part of a larger set covering Italian writers, this set stands alone and is complete unto itself.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound, leather supple. Interior largely clean and free of spotting.
Beautiful near-miniature format set with outstanding age patina and visual appeal.
Books measure: 4 1/4" H X 2 3/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 6".