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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio : [2 Volumes, Complete]: As First Completely Done Into English Prose and Verse by John Payne: Certaldo Edition

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni and John Payne

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. P. Horn & Co: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 22116

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Intaglio lithographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1087 pages; J. P. Horn & Co. Two volume set in original dust jackets and slipcase. Limited edition of 1550 sets, not numbered. Well preserved set; bright snug and neat. Top edges gilt; pther edges untrimmed. In original blue paper dust jackets with decorative orange borders and titles replicating the designs to the cloth bindings. Illustrated with tissue guarded, intaglio lithograph plates by Teyssonnieres after Jacques Wagrez. Light/moderate sunfading to jackets at spines. Original slipcase has paper title label to the closed box end' mi... View more info

The Novels And Tales Of The Renowned John Boccacio [decameron] The First Refiner of Italian Prose: Containing a Hundred Curious Novels, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen, Framed in Ten Days

By: Boccaccio, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, Awnsham Churchill: 1684

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 32289

Condition: Fair


4to 11" - 13" tall; 483 pages; 1684 Awnsham Churchill, London. "5th edition" [London]. 4to. In near contemporary leather spine with later probably 19th century repairs. 1/2 leather over drab paper covered boards. Leather splitting over joints but cords holding. First 4 leaves, including engraved frontis and title page are only tenuously attached. Title and dedication page damaged with a uniform swath of the top 3 inches of the two leaves torn away - presumably to remove ownership inscriptions. (16) 483 pp. Boards heavily rubbed at edges with rough abrasion and surface loss alo... View more info