Parigi (Paris): Presso Michele Lambert, 1776. Three vols. in crimson morroco. Three volumes. 12mo. Pp. xvi, 358; 449; 321, (5). In Italian and Latin. Engraved title pages in each volume. Marbled endpapers. Bound in contemporary full French crimson morocco, gilt lettering stamped on spine along with gilt decoration and ornamental compartments. French fillets, gilt-rolled edges, and dentelles. AEG. With wear to corners and one headcap, otherwise a bright, attractive set. Signature of one Elizabeth Manningham, 1803, at top of title pages. Very Good+. Item #5548
Handsomely bound set containing Cinque Canti, Le Commedi, Le Rime, Le Satire, and I Versi Latini, among others. While interest in Ariosto's poetry ebbs and flows, his coinage of the word "humanism" (umanesimo) and its Renaissance concept, retains quotidian usage. OCLC records sets at several libraries, none in the U.S. GRAESSE I, p. 203.