TASSO, TORQUATO. 1544-1595. La Gerusalemme Liberata.  Genoa: Giuseppe Pavoni, 1617.
Lot 40
TASSO, TORQUATO. 1544-1595.
La Gerusalemme Liberata. Genoa: Giuseppe Pavoni, 1617.
Sold for US$ 687 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

12 Jun 2018, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
TASSO, TORQUATO. 1544-1595.
La Gerusalemme Liberata. Genoa: Giuseppe Pavoni, 1617.
3 parts in one volume, folio (303 x 205 mm). 20 full-page engraved plates, Illustrated with 2 engraved architectural titles, bearing oval portraits of Tasso and his patron Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy, 20 full-page engraved plates by Camillo Cungio after Bernardo Castello, engraved head and tail pieces and historiated initials throughout. 18th century mottled calf, triple gilt ruled with gilt fleurons at corners, spines elaborately tooled in gilt. Internally clean overall, some mild scuffing to binding, front hinge cracked with chip to upper cover at joint.

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED EDITION with 20 full-page plates after Castello, representing his "third and grandest Tasso series" (Unglaub). The illustrations differ significantly from Castello's in the Pavoni editions of 1590 and 1604. See Unglaub Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso p 235 n44. Brunet V 666.
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