• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    TASSO, Torquato (1544-95). La Gierusalemme Liberata. London: J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1724. 2 vols., 4° (280 x 230mm), engraved portrait of Tasso and 20 plates. (A few leaves browned, occasional light soiling.) Contemporary calf, spines gilt (some wear, joints starting, lacking labels). Provenance: Dawson Turner (inscription dated 1814 recording the purchase from the ?Mindy Library sale).

    Price Realised  

    TASSO, Torquato (1544-95). La Gierusalemme Liberata. London: J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1724. 2 vols., 4° (280 x 230mm), engraved portrait of Tasso and 20 plates. (A few leaves browned, occasional light soiling.) Contemporary calf, spines gilt (some wear, joints starting, lacking labels). Provenance: Dawson Turner (inscription dated 1814 recording the purchase from the ?Mindy Library sale).

    From the collection of the noted botanist and antiquary Dawson Turner (1775-1858), an attractive 18th-century edition with illustrations after Bernardo Castelli. (2)


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