TASSO, Torquato. Godfrey of Boulogne: or, The Recoverie of Jerusalem. Done into English Heroicall Verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. (1624 - SECOND EDITION)

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AUTHOR: TASSO, Torquato

TITLE: Godfrey of Boulogne: or, The Recoverie of Jerusalem. Done into English Heroicall Verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. And Now the Second Time Imprinted, and Dedicated to His Highnesse: Together with the Life of the Said Godfrey.

PUBLISHER: London: for John Bill, 1624.

DESCRIPTION: SECOND EDITION. 1 vol., small folio, 11-1/8" x 7", (xii)392pp., without the engraved portrait of Godfrey found in some variant issues otherwise complete. Bound in full contemporary full dark speckled calf, gilt lettered spine label.

CONDITION: Rebacked at some earlier date, recent upper and lower front hinge repair, foredge of wood cut title-page closely trimmed otherwise largely clean and bright throughout, still a GOOD+ copy.

REFERENCE: STC 23699. "Some copies [of this edition] have an engraved portrait of Godfrey and/or an extra leaf of verses: 'The genius of Godfrey to Prince Charles'." STC (2nd ed.).