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TASSO (Torquato)
The Jerusalem Delivered. Translated into English Spenserian Verse, with a Life of the Author. By J. H. Wiffen
[by Samuel Manning & Co] for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green,, London, 1830. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 20 wood-engraved illustrations, one at the head of each canto. Third Edition. Two volumes. 12mo. [180 x 110 x 48 mm]. [1]f, lxxx, 270 pp; [1]f, [271]-560 pp. Bound in the original drab boards with brown cloth spines, lettered on a printed paper label, plain endleaves, uncut edges. A fine copy in original condition. Wiffen's translation was previously published in 1824 and 1826. This Third Edition has a two-page preface which reveals that the text has been subject to "careful revision". The labels on the spines give a price of 15s and make note of the 20 wood engravings, which are indeed noteworthy. Wiffen was the Duke of Bedford's librarian at Woburn Abbey and the work is dedicated in verse to Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford. Ink signature of Tho. Clencay dated 1838 on front endleaves.
Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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