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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding
German language. Two volumes. Volume one is illustrated with colour frontispiece and nine coloured plates. Volume two is illustrated with colour frontispiece and seven coloured plates. Collated complete. A collection of one hundred tales told by a group of seven women and three men as they shelter in a secluded villa outside of Florence to attempt to escape the Black Death as it hit the city. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of early Italian prose. Written by Giovanni Boccaccio, an Italian writer, poet, and important Renaissance humanist who is said to have dubbed Dante's Comedy "Divine." Illustrated by Lucian Zable, a German artist and illustrator.
In the original orange cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light shelf wear and minor bumping to the extremities. Light fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with the odd handling mark.
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