Jerusalem Delivered Torquato Tasso Epic Poem 1803 illustrated 2 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Jerusalem Delivered; An Heroic Poem. Translated from the Italian of Torquato Tasso by John Hoole.
Published 1803, London by T. Bensley.
2 volumes. 339, 335 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait in volume 1, set illustrated throughout with 14 excellent and well done engraved plates.
Attractive antiquarian full grained leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering, gilt compartment decorations, gilt cover designs, all edges and turn ins gilt, marbled end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book plates removed from paste downs.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly scuffed and rubbed with some surface scratches, but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 10 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.