Engraved title page; head- and tailpieces; initials
"I cinque canti" and "Osservationi" have special title pages, engraved by G. Franco
Agnelli & Ravegnani
Mortimer, R. Italian 16th cent.
Ridolfi, R. "Orlando." La Bibliofila
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in early, elaborately tooled red morocco. Both covers are double-panelled with floral tools and central lozenges. The spine is rebacked, with the original gold-panelled compartments, along with a stamped title, retained. The text block edges are gilt and gauffered in a floral pattern with the gilding between the gauffered leaves scraped away. In this copy, the headpiece border on B4v is upside-down and the same border on F6 is slurred as a result of double-printing. Leaf a7v is uncorrected with the wrong engraving impressed. A correct engraving, trimmed from a different sheet, is tipped over the page. The leather bookplate of Robert Hoe, along with the armorial bookplate of Roderick Terry, is present on the front pastedown. The volume is housed in a brown cloth box with a leather spine
No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.