ARIOSTO: ARIOSTO FURIOSO, A ROMANCE FOR AN ALTERNATE RENAISSANCE. New York: Published by Pocket Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pocket Books 83294-8. A literary fantasy "partly set in a world derived from Ariosto's ORLANDO FURIOSO (1516-1532) and partly in an alternate world version of Renaissance Italy." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. . Here Ariosto's Florentine world "is closer to the UTOPIA of his contemporary Thomas More than the historical world of Renaissance Italy. Moreover, here America in Ariosto's fantasy is a civilized Italian colony. History and fantasy work together to good effect here." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-380. Mild creases to lower fore-edges of front and rear covers, but an unread, nearly fine copy. (#139752).
"First Pocket Books printing April, 1980 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.