Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist, ...Show synopsisGiovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist, best known for the Decameron, a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good. No dust jacket. Clean, tight, square. Three bumped...Very good. No dust jacket. Clean, tight, square. Three bumped corners, some rubs. Prev. owner name back paste-down. Uniformly and moderately age-yellowed. No DJ. Sewn binding. Black cloth over boards. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. Two volumes bound as one. vii + xii + 617 pp. Illus. Boccaccio's Decameron was an influence on many early writers in English. Certainly Keats and Shakespeare drew heavily upon it. This is a two-volume translation, illustrated, bound together in a single binding. Translation from Italian not attributed but probably John Payne--certainly more modern and readable than the J.M. Rigg translation. Likewise, the introduction to this edition is unattributed but is likely by Herbert Alexander. The sepia illustrations are equally not credited but are almost certainly the work of Leopold Flameng.
Description:Shipped within 24 hours. 100% Refund Guaranteed. Good copy with...Shipped within 24 hours. 100% Refund Guaranteed. Good copy with average wear. Comes with dust jacket if published with one-DJ may have some tears and rubbing.
Description:Good. B001554UE6 gently used HC, no DJ, binding split at front...Good. B001554UE6 gently used HC, no DJ, binding split at front hinge, age-tanning to pages, free of markings, spine lightly sunned.
Description:Good. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Full black cloth with...Good. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Full black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, light wear to the extremities, gilding a bit muted. Illustrated. The Bibliophilist Society, np. (US) ND (c. 1930's) xii + 308pp. Large, thick 8vo. h. frontispiece portrait. Black & white plates. Top-edge red. Fore-edge untrimmed. frontispiece With uncredited black & white illustrations (apparently by "Leop. Flameng"? ). No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall in VERY GOOD condition.
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