The Works of Metastasio; Translated from the Italian by John Hoole. PIETRO METASTASIO.

The Works of Metastasio; Translated from the Italian by John Hoole.

Publisher: London: Printed for T. Davis, 1767.
Edition: First collected edition in English.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 841 (Hoole); Fleeman 67.6HM; Hazen, Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications, page 66.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; spines faded; hinges starting, but sound; very good copy.
Book ID: 22526

Description

2 vols, 8vo, contemporary sprinkled calf, red and black morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. Engraved title-pages and six vignettes.

Comments

¶ Six of Matastasio's famous operas, newly translated by John Hoole (1727-1803), the playwright and friend of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the dedication to the Duke of Northumberland. Hoole also wrote a play, Timanthes, based on Metastasio's Demofonte, and he is remembered for his translation of Tasso, which earned him the nickname of Tasso Hoole. See the DNB online and Boswell's Life of Johnson.

Price: $500.00

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