Beautifully Illustrated Copy of
    Torquato Tasso's
    Jerusalem Delivered

    Torquato Tasso. Scipione Gentili. Giulio Guastavini. La Gierusalemme Liberata Di Torquato Tasso Con le Figure di Bernardo Castello; E le Annotationi di Scipio Gentili, & di Giulio Guastavini. Genova: Girolamo Bartoli, 1590. Octavo. 11, 255, [1], 71 [1], 40, [8] pages. Page 251 misnumbered 151. Engraved title page and twenty full page engraving, elaborately decorated head- and tail-pieces, inhabited initials, "Argomento" at head of each canto inside ornamental borders. Rebound with modern leather spine, incorporating old worn leather boards with gilt rules, six raised bands on spine with title and author in gilt, speckled edges. Boards rubbed and scratched, chipping and with uniform surface leather loss, corners rubbed and bumped, new endpapers; one small hole from biopredation in outer margins continuing throughout block, becoming small trail in last seven leaves, not affecting text; first blank page small holograph pen notes and light ink stamps near upper edge and small paper loss from cut to upper right corner; three inch rounded tear in A1 in title and text, small tear in lower margin of I8, smudging across page 13 of the Annotationi, few page creases, occasional smudges and stains, else a very good copy of a beautifully illustrated book.

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