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GERUSALEMME LIBERATA DEL SIG. TORQUATO TASSO. Al Sereniss. Sig. Don Alfonso II. Duca V. di Ferrara, &c. Aggiunti a ciascun Cato sono gli Argomenti del Sig. Oratio Ariosti
Lione [Lyons, France]: Apresso Alessandro Marsilii, 1581. [ii], 334 leaves (equal to 668 pages, [i] colophon, [i] blank, [i] printer's device, [i] blank. Printed in eights; A1-8 - SS1-8 + TT1-7. Early mottled calf (hardcover) binding with maroon leather spine label; circa 1700; moderate rubbing to the extremities, with crude but attractive period spine lettering "IERVSALE LIBERATA DI TASO." Title page and first 150 leaves with slight stain to top of fore-edge margin, often touching text; first 15 leaves slightly stained at bottom, entering text. Four leaves are lacking corners, just touching text of with the loss of one character; a few leaves with small chip in margin not affecting text. Illustrated woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. Geometric pattern on top and bottom edges of closed pages. Colophon states "In Lione, Nella Stamperia Di Petro Roussin 1581." Text is overall clean and intact, with minor staining scattered throughout, and first and last several leaves are slightly age-toned. Previous owner's contemporary name or notations on title page (five words). Title page with woodblock illustration. Edited by Angelo Ingegneri, with his "AL SERENISS. SIGNORE IL SIGNOR DUCA CARLO Emanuel di Sauoia, &c." and "A GL'INTENDENTI LETTORI" preceding the text, dated the first part of February 1581. Text is in Italian.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.
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