Title: Le Divin Arioste ou Roland Le Furieux, traduict nouvellement en François par F. De Rosset, le tout enrichi de figures et dedié a la grande Marie De Medicis, 1644/1643
Author: Ludovico Ariosto
Publisher: A Paris, chez An. de Sommaville
A mid 17th century edition of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, known as Roland Le Furieux in this imprint newly translated into French by F. De Rosset, and dedicated to Marie De Medici. There is an engraved title-frontispiece Léonard Gaultier, and 17 full-page copperplate engravings, taken from the Venetian Valgrisi edition of 1556, commonly attributed to Dosso Dossi.
This volume has been newly rebound in half vellum, in a period-style binding by Michael Chrisman.
One rebound half vellum volume in quarto, (16)+440 [actually 442]+(4)+99 [actually 102]+(6) leaves
This volume is in good shape, with minimal rubbing or wear to the binding. The title page has been repaired twice, once by an earlier owner with the title page being mounted on thicker paper, and more recently, by the new binder of the book, with the upper right section of the title page being supplied in facsimile and age toned. Part of leaf 383 has also been supplied in facsimile and restored, though not age toned. There is foxing and staining throughout, and a musty smell to the volume. There is restoration to leaf 177.