Jerusalem Delivered; An Heroic Poem: translated from the Italian of Torquato Tasso, by John Hoole. In two volumes. The sixth edition, with notes.

  • Tasso, Torquato
  • London: Printed for J. Dodsley 1787


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2 vols., 8vo, pp. xlvii, [i], 339, [1]; [iv], 335, [45] + 2 engraved plates after Stothard. Contemporary mid-brown calf, spines divided by a gilt roll. Occasional spotting and staining. Front flyleaf excised from vol. 1, spines rubbed and somewhat worn (labels lost), corners worn, joints cracking but sound. Initials ‘J.G.’ in an early hand to vol. 1 title-page, vol. 2 front flyleaf with price ‘seven shillings’ also in an early hand.


The scarcest of the 18th-century editions of Hoole's translation of Tasso's epic poem, first published in 1763 (and subscribed to by Samuel Johnson). ESTC locates 6 copies in the UK and 3 outside.

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