Place and Imprint: En Leon: Mathias Bonhomme, 1556.
Edition: An early Lyons edition by publisher Macè Bonhomme of the Spanish translation by Jerónimo Jiménez de Urrea.
Bibliographical References: USTC 342675; this imprint not found in Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe 1501-1600.
Condition: Vellum a little soiled and worn; some light foxing, browning and a few scattered worm holes; very good copy.
Book ID: 28760
Physical Description2 parts in 1 (as issued), 8vo, later vellum, brown morocco spine label, gilt lettering, edges sprinkled red. Title-page with printer's device, surrounded by an architectural border; portrait and 45 woodcut illustrations. Text in double columns. , 529,  , .
CommentsAriosto's masterpiece in an early edition of its important translation into Spanish by Jerónimo Jiménez de Urrea (circa 1510-1574) and published by Macè Bonhomme (active 1536-1569) of Lyons. Bonhomme published an earlier edition of this translation (1550), but it did not contain the scholarly commentary by Alfonso de Ulloa (1529-1570), present here as the second part, with a separate title-page. Urrea's translation of Ariosto's celebrated parody of the legends of chivalry was an important source for Miguel de Cervantes in his celebrated novel about the travels of Don Quixote.