3 December 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
TASSO, Torquato (1544-1595). Godfrey of Bulloigne, or The Recoverie of Jerusalem. Translated by Edward Fairfax. London: J. Jaggard and M. Lownes, 1600.
Small 2o (257 x 182 mm). Title within woodcut border. (Title-page remargined along gutter, final text leaf with repair along top margin affecting some letters, a few leaves with minor repairs.) 20th century brown morocco gilt, edges gilt by Riviere and Son; morocco pull off case. Provenance: Edgar F. Leo (bookplate); Harold Greenhill (bookplate); David and Lulu Borowitz (bookplate; their sale Sotheby's New York, 15 November 1977, lot 245).
THE GREENHILL-BOROWITZ COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION: the first complete English translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata, "done into English heroicall verse," with a cancel pasted over the first stanza of the poem on B1 (Pforzheimer's second state). Pforzheimer 1001; STC 23698.
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