La Gerusalemme Liberata

La Gerusalemme Liberata

 Torquato Tasso; Scipione Gentili; Giulio Guastavini; Orazio Ariosto; Bernardo Castello

 In Genoua : Appresso Giuseppe Pauoni, 1617

3 parts in one volume.  Folio, 31 cm.  Bound in 18th century mottled calf.  Gilt ruled, gilt fleurons, spines engraved in gilt.  Front hinge cracked, with chipping to joint.  Internally clean and unmarked. 20 full-page engraved plates by Camillo Cungio after Bernardo Castello.  Text printed in double columns.  Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials.  Two portraits of Tasso and Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy.  Historiated initials.  [16], 255, [1], 71, [1], 36, [4] p. The "third and grandest Tasso series". See Unglaub Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso p. 235. The illustrations differ significantly from Castello's in the Pavoni editions of 1590 and 1604. Brunet V.666; ABPC 1977; Cicognara 1:1113

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