Description[William Blake, engraver]. [John Hoole, translator]. Ludovico Ariosto. Orlando Furioso. London: Vernor and Hood, 1799. First English translation. Five octavo volumes. With plate engraved by William Blake only found in this edition. Very good.
Five octavo volumes. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper boards, spine tooled, ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, all edges marbled, marbled endleaves. Each volume with inserted frontispiece - the rare plate engraved by William Blake (facing p. 164 in volume III) is unique to this edition, and doesn't appear elsewhere. Some rubbing and wear to bindings, Some soiling and foxing to text and plates. Overall, very good.
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