AUTHOR: ARIOSTO (Lodovico).
TITLE: Orlando Furioso In English Heroical Verse. By Sir John Harington of Bathe, Knight. Now thirdly revised and amended, with the Addition of the Authors Epigrams. Principb[us], placuisse viris non ultima laus est. Horace.
PUBLISHER: London: Printed by G. Miller for J. Parker, 1634.
DESCRIPTION: THIRD EDITION AND THE FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION. 1 vol., folio, 10-1/2" x 7-3/4", (ix)423pp.(xxvii), engraved title-page with vignette portraits of Ariosto and Harington, and 46 full-page engraved illustrations, complete, a few leaves at beginning (including 2 plates not affecting the image) with fore-edge repair, slight loss to side-notes of 3 leaves, a couple of short tears, minor worming to several pages, Ownership inscription on front blank endpaper "Elizabeth Tyringham, Her Booke (Aprill ye 5, 1668).", bound in contemporary full calf over cords, head and foot of spine renewed at some early date, worming to rear cover, hinges fine, internally generally clean and bright, no water staining, overall a VERY GOOD copy, [STC 748].
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The plates were first used in the 1591 edition and derive from Girolamo Porro's illustrations of the 1584 Venetian edition.