The Satires... by ARIOSTO, Lodovico.

The Satires... by ARIOSTO, Lodovico.

~ The Satires... London: Printed for A. Millar... 1759.

12mo (166 × 109 mm), pp. [6], 135, [1], engraved medallion portrait by Strange pasted to leaf opposite title (as issued); light browning to title margins; contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with raised bands, morocco label lettered in gilt; slightly rubbed with upper joint just starting to crack at head and foot; a very good copy.

First edition of this translation, partly by Temple Henry Croker, a native of Cork who spent most of his life in England. His name appears at the end of the life of Ariosto. The ‘Advertisement’ refers to ‘the Translators’, and Croker attributes all but two of the translations to one Reverend Mr. H--rt-n, while admitting responsibility for ‘the second and last’.

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