Lot 5 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)
Orlando furioso, vol. I. [IV.], engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee, vignettes and decorative cartouches, 62 engraved plates by Zuliani, Fambrini, Daniotto, Leonardi and Barotti, after Zais and Novelli, including 4 frontispieces featuring weapons, armours and arms, author’s portrait, and 5 plates related to the author’s life, one plate loose in vol. 1, light age yellowing, contemporary patter paper boards, new endpapers, a little rubbed, [ Brunet I, 437; de Grassi p. 169; Morazzoni 232; Drive 110; Leg 61; Agnelli-Ravegnani I, pp. 202-203; Fumagalli 505], 4to, Antonio Zatta, Venice, 1772-73 (4)
*** One of Zatta's magnificent critical editions of classic Italian literature, illustrated by some of the most important 18th century Venetian engravers. Includes an extensive apparatus and index of names and places at the end of vol. 4. The text was edited and revised by Leonardo Marcellotto (1744 - 1773) and Antonio Cilis (1772 - 1773), with the addition of a biography of Ludovico Ariosto by Giovanni Andrea Barotti (1701 - 1772) at the beginning of vol. 1.