1922 The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Faithfully Translated by J. M. Rigg With An illustrated Introduction and Fifteen Photogravures From Original Drawings by Louis Chalon
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Undated, dated using Copac. Complete in two volumes. This particular volume is a limited edition copy printed on fin paper for the Navarre Society. Translated from the original Italian into English by J. M. Rigg. Illustrated with 15 photogravures from the original drawing by Louis Chalon. Collated complete. Giovanni Boccaccio was a Italian poet and writer of the 14th century. Among his most notable work includes 'The Decameron'. A collection of short stories, each being told to a group of young people, sheltering to escape from the Black Death. An eclectic selection of works with story ranging from the tragic to the comedic to the erotic.
In a full cloth binding. Externally smart. Light bumping to the head and the tail of the spine, and also to the extremities. Fading to the spine. Offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. Booksellers label to the tail of the front pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright, with some minor age toning to the plates only. Offsetting caused by bookmark ribbon to page 185.
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