Orlando Furioso di Ludovico Ariosto [volumes 1 and 2] [provenance: the Rev. Michael Tyson (1740-1780) and the Rev. Samuel Henley (1740-1815)]. Lodovico Ariosto.
Orlando Furioso di Ludovico Ariosto [volumes 1 and 2] [provenance: the Rev. Michael Tyson (1740-1780) and the Rev. Samuel Henley (1740-1815)]
Orlando Furioso di Ludovico Ariosto [volumes 1 and 2] [provenance: the Rev. Michael Tyson (1740-1780) and the Rev. Samuel Henley (1740-1815)]
Orlando Furioso di Ludovico Ariosto [volumes 1 and 2] [provenance: the Rev. Michael Tyson (1740-1780) and the Rev. Samuel Henley (1740-1815)]

Orlando Furioso di Ludovico Ariosto [volumes 1 and 2] [provenance: the Rev. Michael Tyson (1740-1780) and the Rev. Samuel Henley (1740-1815)]

Paris: Prault, 1746. Hardcover. Volumes 1 and 2: viii, 357, [1] p., frontispiece and engraved title page; 444 p., engraved title page; 15 cm. Contemporary speckled calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Leather labels in second compartment of each volume with gilt-tooled title; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Gilt-tooled decoration on board edges. Armorial bookplate of Michael Tyson on front fixed endpapers showing a shield with three crowns resting against a sprouting tree stump. The Rev. Michael Tyson (1740-1780) a don at Corpus Christi College Cambridge and an active fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, was an amateur etcher who reproduced portraits and created facsimilies of historical documents otherwise inaccessible in college collections. Written below that is "to Samuel Henley." The Rev. Samuel Henley (1740-1815), at the beginning of the American Revolution, left Virginia for England, where, among other things, he joined the Society of Antiquaries and met the Rev. Michael Tyson. Armorial bookplate of the Rev. Richard Francis Colton over the Tyson bookplate on vol. 1. Colton (d. 1880) was the minister of the Church of Our Savior in Jenkintown, Pa. Inscribed on front free endpaper of each volume: "Frank Colton" and "Gregory B. Keen 1880." Gregory B. Keen became the librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1897. In Good- Condition: front board of vol. 1 detached but present; back board of same largely detached; spines of both are cracked, with minor loss at ends of spine; damage to edges of front free endpaper and title page of vol. 2; light soiling; otherwise pages are clean and tight. Good -. Item #005545

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