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Lot 1217: 2V Torquato Tasso JERUSALEM DELIVERED AN HEROIC POEM 1792 Antique Poetry Theology John Hoole Translator
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Jerusalem Delvered; an Heroic Poem
Author: Torquato Tasso - Torquato Tasso (11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Translator: John Hoole
Publisher: Printed for J. Dodsley
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: From the consignor's notes:
John Hoole (December 1727 2 August 1803) was an English translator, the son of Samuel Hoole and Sarah Drury. He was born in London, and worked in India House (1744-83), of which he rose to be principal auditor. In 1757 he married Susannah Smith and they had a son, Reverend Samuel Hoole.
Hoole translated Torquato Tasso's "Jerusalem Delivered" (1763), and Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso" (177383), as well as other works from the Italian.
Samuel Johnson was a personal friend of Hoole, who wrote an account of Johnson's final days in the "European Magazine" of 1799.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes have detached front boards and separating rear boards. The exteriors of both volumes display significant age/wear indications. Both volumes have two armorial bookplates on the front paste-downs. The interiors are clean and bright. The last page of text in the first volume is separating with the rear board. The second volume contains an index.
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