Hardcover, New York: Henry Holt, 1882. First Edition. Good with no dust jacket.
First volume has split binding, with one leaf of pages beginning to detach; hinges starting. Second volume has binding intact, hinges starting. Both volumes have clean, tanned pages. Cloth over boards is edge worn with overall heavy shelf wear, tattering at spine. Gilt design on front is bright; gilt lettering on spine is faded. Contents: The origins. The triumvirate. The transition. Popular secular poetry. Popular religious poetry. Lorenzo de' Medici and Poliziano. Pulci and Boiardo. Ariosto. The Orlando Furioso. The novellieri. The drama. Pastoral and didactic poetry. The purists. Burlesque poetry and satire. Pietro Aretino. History and philosophy. Conclusion. Appendices. ; 8.0" tall; 1204 pages.