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TASSO, Torquato (1544-95). La Gerusalemme Liberata. Venice: Giambattista Albrizzi, 1745. 2° (455 x 307mm). Half-title, engraved allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, portrait of Maria Teresa, and 21 plates by Giambattista Piazzetta within one of two different styles of engraved border, engraved vignettes, one full-page. (Minor soiling on the half-title, light offsetting from a few plates). Contemporary mottled calf gilt (expertly rebacked preserving much of the original spine).
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TASSO, Torquato (1544-95). La Gerusalemme Liberata. Venice: Giambattista Albrizzi, 1745. 2° (455 x 307mm). Half-title, engraved allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, portrait of Maria Teresa, and 21 plates by Giambattista Piazzetta within one of two different styles of engraved border, engraved vignettes, one full-page. (Minor soiling on the half-title, light offsetting from a few plates). Contemporary mottled calf gilt (expertly rebacked preserving much of the original spine).

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TASSO, Torquato (1544-95). La Gerusalemme Liberata. Venice: Giambattista Albrizzi, 1745. 2° (455 x 307mm). Half-title, engraved allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, portrait of Maria Teresa, and 21 plates by Giambattista Piazzetta within one of two different styles of engraved border, engraved vignettes, one full-page. (Minor soiling on the half-title, light offsetting from a few plates). Contemporary mottled calf gilt (expertly rebacked preserving much of the original spine).

FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST RENOWNED VENETIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE 18TH CENTURY. Each of the introductory plates to the cantos has a separate engraved border, and is captioned with the names and arms of its sponsor; in the second edition, the names were replaced with verses from the poem. A TALL, FRESH COPY. Brunet V, 666; Lanchoronska 240; Morazzoni 256; Tasso Bib 261.
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