By Giovanni Boccaccio; J M Rigg
London   Henry F. Bumpus
10.5" by 7.5" xxi, 332pp; xiii, 404pp
Louis Chalon's illustrated edition of Giovanni Boccaccio's 'The Decameron'.
By Giovanni Boccaccio; J M Rigg

1906 The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

London   Henry F. Bumpus
10.5" by 7.5" xxi, 332pp; xiii, 404pp
Louis Chalon's illustrated edition of Giovanni Boccaccio's 'The Decameron'.
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Complete in two volumes. 'The Decameron' is a collection of novellas by the Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, spilt into one-hundred tales. They're told from the point of view of ten young men and women, hiding in a villa outside Florence, trying to escape the Black Death. Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian writer and poet who was an important figure during the Renaissance. Illustrated by the French artist Louis Chalon. Many of his illustrations were used in periodicals, including 'La Vie Parisienne', 'L'Illustration', and 'Figaro Illustre'. With a frontispiece and seven plated to volume one, and four plates to volume two. Collated, complete.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light fading to the spines. Minor marking to the boards. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Prior owner's stamp to the front endpapers, 'Braithet Llewelyn Fewster'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd scattered spot.

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