[Syrias.] Hierosolyma hoc est expeditio illa celeberrima Christianorum principum, qua Goffredo Bulione duce à Turcarum tyrannide Hierusalem liberatur.
4to. (26), 496, (2) pp. With woodcut printer's device to t. p. and several historiated initials. Contemporary limp vellum with ms. spine title "Carmina Barge".
Epic poem on the events of the first crusade (1486-99), led by Godfrey of Bouillon. The work was written at almost the same time as Tasso's like-themed "Gerusalemme Liberata": while this is the first edition under the title "Hierosolyma", it was actually already published in Paris in 1582 (bks. 1-2) and 1584 (bks. 3-4), then in Rome in 1585 (bks. 1-6), and finally, in all 12 books, separately in 1591 under the title "Syrias" (cf. Brunet I, 288). Petrus Angelus Bargaeus (1517-92) was a scholar and professor at the universities of Pisa and Rome.
Rather strong brownstaining, occasional waterstaining. Some contemporary underlining and ms. line-numbers supplied throughout. OCLC locates single copy in America (Houghton Library, Harvard).
BMC 5:448. NUC 16.619. Bruni/Evans 232. OCLC 82107113. Cf. Brunet I, 288.