The Decameron, or Ten Days of Entertainment of Boccaccio (2 vols)

London: Vernor and Hood, 1804. Hardcover. Translated from the Italian. This is the second edition, corrected and improved. To which are prefixed, "Remarks on the Life and Writings of Boccaccio, and An Advertisement." These 100 tales were probably assembled by Boccaccio between 1349-51. This very attractive set has a modern binding of speckled brown half-leather with light brown cloth boards and marbled end papers. There is a gilt title, banding, and 4 fleur de lis decorations to spines with slight wear to corners and spine ends of both volumes. Several scuff marks to spines and minor edgewear to Volume II. Interiors are very clean and bright with occasional foxing. The foxing is more prevalent on the first and last pages of each book. Untrimmed edges are browned. Frontispiece of Boccaccio to Volume I. Bookplate of Harold Randolph to front pastedown of both volumes. Volume I, 350 pages; Volume II, 395 pages. LIT/062404. Very Good.

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Price: $200.00

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