(Pickering)

La Gerusalemme Liberata.

London: G. Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. (vii), 405pp, paginated continuously. Engraved double-page title in first volume, including frontis portrait of Tasso. Head- and tail-pieces divide the cantos of Tasso's imaginative poetic retelling of the Seige of Jerusalem, here dutifully printed entirely in Italian. As he was wont to do, Pickering also prints the parerga in the text's original language. The second volume concludes with advertising for the forthcoming publications of Dante's Divine Comedy and poetry of Petrarch. Both volumes bound in brown calf over boards with gilt double rule as frame to upper and lower covers, spine with four raised bands and gilt rules and titling, and gilt rules to edges and rolls to turn-ins. Ribbons intact. Some rubbing and toning to spines, faint edgewear, else near fine. A.e.g. (Both measure 3 1/4 by 2 in.; 84x54 mm). Item #31983

Price: $250.00

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