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La Gierusalemme Liberata Di Torquato Tasso - Con Le Figure Di Bernardo Castello; - 1590. [1273638]
Le Annotationi Di Scipio Gentili, E Di Giulio Guastavini, Genoa, Italy 1590 - Plates; Armorial circular bookplate of Edward Cane. 21 full-page engravings. (Engr title plus 1 preceding each of 20 cantos). 1st illustrated edition of Tassos Jerusalem Delivered. Has Debbiano In Canto 4, Stanza 1, line 2 [p35] and Stimate At top of p48 (Canto 5, Stanza 4, line 1). [1]-11, [1]; I-255, [1 blank]; Annotationi I-71, [1]; [1]-40; Contents [1]-[8] pp. Collation: [6 prelim leaves], A-Q8; A-D8, E-E4; A-B8, C-C4, [4 Contents leaves], in 8? S. Engravings accounted for in signings and pagination. M4 mis-signed ? L4.? Page [251] is 151, P[254] is 246. Misnumbered page 33 Corrected to 43 (possibly for the printer, possibly by a reader). A few headlines are similarly hand corrected, as are a few stanza numbers in the Annotationi. Other old ink marginalia are definitely from a reader. 8vo. Full leather with gilt decorated spine, sprinkled edges. Spine chipped, top 2 spine panels chipped. Discoloration to lower portion of pp61-63. Repair to Vol I, pp[1] and 174, not affecting legibility. Marginal pencil to B3v. Contents very good plus. Hand engraved copper from the original by Bernardo Castello. A beautifully illustrated book. Complete edition. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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