Jerusalem Delivered: An Heroic Poem. In Two Volumes [TWO VOLUME SET].  
  Translated from the Italian of Torquato Tasso by John Hoole. New Edition. With Notes.  

Author Tasso, Torquato / Hoole, John [Tr.]
Place of Publication London
Publication Name Printed for J. Johnson; Vernon, Hoose, and Sharpe; etc.
Year 1807
Language(s) English
TWO VOLUME SET. RARE English translation in heroic couplets of `Jerusalem Delivered` - an epic poem by the legendary 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), best known for this poem (in Italian - `Gerusalemme liberata`, first published in 1581). The poem is a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the Siege of Jerusalem. The translation is by the eminent English writer and translator John Hoole (1727-1803), best known for his translations of Torquato Tasso`s `Jerusalem Delivered`, and Ariosto`s `Orlando Furioso`, as well as other works from the Italian. He was also the author of `Cleonice, a Tragedy` and two other dramas, which failed. This edition contains two elegant b&w engravings as frontispieces. [BOTH VOLUMES]: 170x105mm. [305] + [263] pages (+ 56 unpaginated index pages). Brown leather contemporary Hardcover. Gilt cover and spine. Text block edge and endpapers marbled. Cover and cover edge heavily rubbed and slightly worn. Cover corner bumped and peeling. Cover and spine stained. Spine wrinkled and partly peeling. Spine upper edge peeling. Previous owner`s name written in ink written on whitepages. Whitepages age-stained. Pages yellowing. [VOL.I]: Small stain on text block fore edge. Sticker on front inner cover upper corner. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and handsome edition of an exemplary English translation of an influential epic Renaissance poem is overall in good condition.
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Catalog Index Number MA 24 39

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