Milan: Electa, 1967.
Fabrizio Clerici. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Item #045947
3 volumes in slightly worn slipcases, 1 text volume and 2 plate volumes. In English Heroical Verse by John Harington (1560-1612). 158 finely executed illustrations, many double page - a few tiny creases and marks, generally fine internally, chemises with very slight wear, modest wear to slipcases.
A very fine edition of Orlando Furioso with a remarkable array of illustrations by Clerici; one of 150 copies. The racy beginnings of Harington's translation of Orlando Furioso got him banished from Queen Elizabeth's court until he finished his translation (which it was assumed he would be unable to do), but he completed it in 1591 and returned. Size: Folio. Illustrator: Fabrizio Clerici. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Poetry. Inventory No: 045947.