3 December 2010
TASSO, Torquato (1544-1595). La Gerusalemme Liberata. Firenze: Giuseppe Molinin, 1824.
2 volumes, 2o (223 x 133 mm). Half titles, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one (light spotting). Contemporary vellum , covers painted on the vellum with scenes of Trojan Column and Basilica and the Ruins of the Temple of Castor on the upper and lower covers of volume one, and the Domo D'Ossola, and Square Church of Ste. Marie del Popolo on the upper and lower covers of volume two, spines in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, 2 with green morocco gilt lettering-pieces, the others with ornamental gilt, edges gilt concealing fore-edge paintings of TRITONS FOUNTAIN and ANCIENT RUINS AND A BRIDGE (some yellowing and staining). Provenance: Raikes Currie (1801-1881) Member of Parliament, Northampton (armorial bookplate).
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