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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni [BOCCACE]

Published by Antoine Vérard, 4 Novembre 1494, Paris (1494)

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Item Description: Antoine Vérard, 4 Novembre 1494, Paris, 1494. In-folio. In-folio. [350 x 235 mm] Collation : (7), 304 ff. [notés CCC] Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements à froids sur les plats. (Reliure récente dans le style de l'époque.). __________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Vérard's first edition. It is beautifully illustrated by 10 large woodcuts. It is a French translation of "De casibus virorum illustrium" by Laurent de Premierfait. Boccace deals with the fortunes and calamities of famous people starting with the biblical Adam, going to mythological and ancient people, then to people of Boccaccio's own time, with considerations on the premonitory dreams, the inconstancy of the fortune, the dangers of the idleness, etc. The work was successful, influencing many other famous authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer. The text of this edition is, with a modernized style, that of the edition of 1483, by Jean Dupré, which is the first illustrated Parisian book. Folio a1 is in facsimile, bearing only two lines of text: "Des nobles malheureux. Imprimé nouvellement à Paris", verso is blanck. It lacks two blancks leaves (M10 et EE8). Only two locations in U.S.A : Metropolitan Museum of Art. - Library of Congress. Very rare. No copy was sold at auctions since 40 years. _______________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________ Première édition d'Antoine Vérard. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée par 10 grands bois gravés. C'est une traduction en français du "De casibus virorum illustrium" par Laurent de Premierfait. Partant d'Adam et Eve, Boccace passe en revue les "cas et ruynes des nobles et femmes renversés par la fortune depuis la création du monde". On y trouve le récit des malheurs d'Athalie, de Denys de Syracuse, de Mithridate, de Philippe le Bel, de Pétrarque et de beaucoup d'autres, avec des considérations sur les songes prémonitoires, l'inconstance de la fortune, les dangers de l'oisiveté, etc. (Bechtel). Le texte de cette édition reprend, avec un style rajeuni, celui de l'édition de 1483, chez Jean Dupré, qui est le premier livre parisien illustré. Dans l'histoire de l'imprimerie parisienne, Antoine Vérard tient une place majeure. Libraire-éditeur, très actif, il est celui qui a le plus contribué au développement de l'art de l'illustration dans le livre français. Le premier feuillet (a1) est un fac-similé sur papier ancien. Il ne porte que deux lignes de texte : "Des nobles malheureux. Imprimé nouvellement à Paris", le verso est blanc. Il manque aussi deux feuillets blancs (M10 et EE8). Collation : [a-m8 (-a1) ; n6 ; o-z8 ; A6 ; B-E8 ; F6 ; G-L8 ; M10 (- M10) ; AA8 ; BB6 ; CC-EE8 (- EE8). Les bois gravés se trouvent aux feuillets : a2 ; b1 ; f1 ; i8 ; o6 (v°) ; t2 ; z3 (v°) ; E2 ; H6 ; AA1. Colophon : "Cy finist le neufviesme & dernier livre de Jehan Boccace Des nobles hômes et fêmes infortunez translate de lati(n) en frâcois Imprime nouvellemt a paris le quatriesme jour de novembre mil iiiic quatre vingtz et xiiii par âthoine verad libraire demourant sur le pont nostre Dame à lymage sainct jehan levangeliste ou au palaiz devât la chappelle ou on chante la messe de mes seigneurs les presidens." Texte sur deux colonnes en caractères gothiques. Initiales tracée au pinceau en rouge. L'exemplaire a été lavé au moment de la reliure. Exemplaires conservés en France: BNF (2 ex.) et Institut de France (incomplet). Très rare. Nous n'avons pas trouvé d'exemplaire passé en vente depuis 40 ans. ISTC : ib00714000. GW 4435 (collation fausse). Goff B-714. Fairfax-Murray 48. Bechtel B-242. Bookseller Inventory # 15089

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni.

Published by (Paris, D. Janot for) Gilles Corrozet, (February, 24th) 1542. (1542)

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Item Description: (Paris, D. Janot for) Gilles Corrozet, (February, 24th) 1542., 1542. Folio. VI, CLXXIIII lvs. With 36 woodcuts (one nearly full-page) all surrounded by a varying border (partly decorated with coats of arms), some "lettres fleuries" initials by G. Tory (cf. Mortimer ) and few "Crible " initials. Woodcut printer's device. A magnificent, signed heraldic binding worked in leather marquetry by the famous Paris bookbinder Gruel from the last quarter of the 19th century in an excellent state of preservation. First edition of Sevin's translation. Denys Janot organized this edition under his own name and for various Paris bookshops, whose own signets and sales notes were then imprinted. Thus our specimen bears the Corrozet-signet on the title page (v. Renouard 206) and the note : "On les vend à Paris en la grand Salle du Pa1ais du costé de 1a chapelle de messieurs, en 1a boutique de Gilles Corrozet Libraire." This signet makes the book - which is extremely rare anyhow - a top rarity , not accounted for in the relevant bibliographies / catalogues. The woodcuts derive from Janot's edition of the first books of the "Amadis de Gaula" of 1540 (cf. Brun and Mortimer), the borders partly were made earlier (thus one is dated "1520"). The borders frequently bear foliage ornaments, and a whole series of them shows grotesque faces and heraldic shields. The lavishly equipped Moroccan leather binding bears in the middle of both covers the coat of arms of Henri IV (1553 -1610) in an oval cartouche with the French heraldic shield (on a blue background) and that of Navarre (on red) together with three crowns: the two small ones representing France and Navarre, and the big one symbolizing the union (v. J. Guigard, Nouvelle Armorial du Bibliophile. Paris 1890. p. 20). The heraldic shields and the small crowns are enclosed by delicate foliage. Crown as well as tendrils are gold-embossed, the colours of the escutcheons are subtly repeated in the big crown. The coats of arms are surrounded by a network of partly geometrical, partly floral and ornamental polychromatic ribbons (in beige, brown, ruby and red) in Grolier-style, ending at top and bottom in a bigger grotesque, and below four corner vignettes in a smaller one each (in beige the bigger, in brown the smaller ones). The fields between the stripes are gold-embossed with ?Crible? dots. The cover decor is predominantly worked in leather marquetry .This binding in mock-historical style follows the tradition of ?reliure adaptée au texte?, a speciality of the Gruel studio (cf. R. Devauchelle, La reliure en France de ses origines a nos jours. Paris 1961. Vol. II, pp.34ff.).The above term would have to be extended with the top products from this workshop to ?reliure adaptée au texte et aux illustrations", as in these cases the bookbinder extended his historical approach to elements of the artistic illustration of the book: Thus in our example the ?Crible? - initials correlate with the corresponding cover decor, Henri's IV coats-of-arms correspond with the (fancy) heraldry of the woodcut borders, and this correlation continues right through to details of motif in the Bourbon fleur-de-lis or the crowns. The covers show floral corner vignettes unfolding in a fan shape, and these also reappear in the lines of several borders; the same applies to the grotesques and the floral elements. Thus the book with its illustrations and the cover binding form an integral artistic unity. Ex-libris. A carefully cleaned copy; title still with old and very faded entries. Throughout evenly somewhat browned, in places with faint mildew or brown spots. Some woodcuts slightly paler in imprint. Few sheets with surface irregularities in the bottom outer corner, due to the process of paper-making. Altogether a very clean specimen of this rarity. IA 120.290 (only 7 copies!); NUC 62/473 (3 more copies); Mortimer (French Books) 105; Brunet I, 1014 und Suppl. I, 142; Cioranescu 20705; BMSTC (French Books) 71; Omont (Janot) 125; Brun S. 158 (if there is mentioned a printer it is only Janot). An extensivede. Bookseller Inventory # 545

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI

Published by Zanotti Castiglione per Andrea Calvo, 10 February 1521; Bologna: Franciscus Plato de Benedictis, Milan (1492)

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Item Description: Zanotti Castiglione per Andrea Calvo, 10 February 1521; Bologna: Franciscus Plato de Benedictis, Milan, 1492. Hardcover. FIRST PRINTING OF BOTH WORKS. Two First Printings of Boccaccio (or Pseudo-Boccaccio) Texts, in a "Masterpiece" of Renaissance Binding, the Fletcher of Saltoun Copy. 210 x 133 mm (8 1/4 x 5 1/4"). [110] leaves, including final blank; [34] leaves, single column, 26 lines in roman type. Two separately published works bound in one volume. FIRST PRINTING OF BOTH WORKS. HANDSOME RENAISSANCE INTRICATELY DECORATED BLINDSTAMPED CALF BY CLAES VAN DOERMAELE, covers with outer frame of medallion and foliate roll, inner frame of long-stemmed lilies and scrolling vines, large central panel containing a medallion with three-quarter portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, a sword in one hand, an orb in the other, the collar of the medallion with the inscription "Carolus V Roma. Imp. Semper August. Etat Sue XLII," a large escutcheon containing a double-headed eagle above the medallion, a banner with Charles V's motto "Plus Ultra" suspended between two columns below it, binder's small "CvD" escutcheon stamp below the central panel; raised bands, early ink-titled paper label, small paper shelf number of a private library at foot of spine, unobtrusive expert repairs to head of front joint, tail of both joints, and upper corners, lacking ties. In a (slightly worn) linen clamshell box. Front free endpaper with 16th century ink ownership inscription of Johannes Hoyel; rear pastedown with inscription of A. Fletcher (i.e., Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun--see below). For provenance: Willems "Bibliotheca Fletcheriana," p. 34; First work: Brunet I, 994 ("edition rare"); Second work: Goff B-762; BMC VI, 826; for the binding: Goldschmidt 184; Weale 94; Fogelmark, p. 125. Title page just slightly soiled, two leaves with minor browning to lower corners, two tiny marginal stains, otherwise A FINE, FRESH COPY IN A VERY WELL-PRESERVED BINDING, the leather lustrous, and the blindstamped details remarkably sharp. This is a happy combination of two Boccaccio first editions in a wonderful Renaissance binding by a known binder, and with distinguished provenance. "Amorosa" tells of a dream of love in 50 cantos of terza rima, the text here with Boccaccio's own revisions, as well as with additional work by the humanist editor Claricio, who includes a defense of Boccaccio's poetry. The tale follows a dreamer led by a female guide through a castle to the garden where his beloved awaits, plot elements that are clearly reminiscent of Dante, and modern critics now see "Amorosa" as having exerted influence on Petrarch. The bound-in incunabular text here, the novel "Urbano," was represented originally as a newly discovered work by Boccaccio, but it is now known to be a spurious work variously attributed to Giovanni Buonsignori, Buonaccorsi da Ginestrata, or Cambio de Stefano. The hero, Urbano, is the son of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and a peasant girl whom he raped. Urbano bears a strong resemblance to the emperor's legitimate heir, Speculo, and is tricked by unscrupulous Florentine merchants into marrying the daughter of a sultan who believes him to be the emperor's heir. After numerous dramatic twists that include the death of Speculo, the plot is resolved when Frederick acknowledges Urbano as his heir. The first dated work by our Bolognese printer Franciscus de Benedictis (known by the nickname "Plato") appeared in 1482, and he began printing regularly in 1487, mostly for publisher Benedictus Hectoris. He issued several undated works in Venice, but continued printing in Bologna until six months before his death in August of 1496. BMC notes that he was known as a "Printer of mark" and was respected by his patrons as "a man of probity as well as of some cultivation." Binder Claes (Nicholas) van Doersmaele (or Claus Duermale) was active in Antwerp beginning in 1533. Goldschmidt notes that he was "appointed 'Stadsboekbinder' for the town of Antwerp" after the death of Willem Vorsterman in 1543, and that "the account books in the Antwerp achives after that date are bound by him." His name contines to app. Bookseller Inventory # ST12543

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EROTICA] - BOCCACCIO, Giovanni.

Published by Londres but chez Pierre Prault Paris -61 (1757)

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Item Description: Londres but chez Pierre Prault Paris -61, 1757. Five volumes 8vo (20.2 x 13.5 cm). With 116 numbered engr. plates incl. 5 engraved titles and a portrait frontispiece, 97 head and tail pieces by Gravelot and Boucher among others, engraved by Aliamet, Bacquoy, Lemire and others, plus a frontispiece and 21 extra planches libres, unsigned but attributed to Gravelot; closed tear to p.57, vol.2. Red morocco by F. Bedford ca. 1900, gilt dentelles in imitation of Derome with the a l'oiseau tool, gilt spines with raised bands, blue silk doublures, all edges gilt; very slightly soiled. Finely bound in richly gilt red morocco à la dentelle, this beautiful example includes the very rare portrait and 50 plates from the first issue, "le plus recherché [with] les épreuves les plus belles" (Cohen). It contains the charming 'figures libres', even offering one more than usual: "l'une des plus jolies suites de Gravelot" (Gay-L.). Indeed our copy has 21 erotic plates plus the frontispiece, instead of 20 usually found and described by the bibliography. Almost all plates of the first two volumes and some of the third bear the ink stamp at the back proving that they belong to the much sought-after first issue, printed for the Italian edition. Cohen among others praised this great achievement of Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, the best illustrators of the French 18th century. The edition not only shows more than 100 plates, but also includes rich decorative engraved head- and tail-pieces in the best tradition of book illustration of its time. The Italian text was translated into French by A. Le Macon. Cohen-de Ricci 160 (not mentioning the portrait plate); Gay-Lemonnyer I, 830 (with the portrait); Ray 39-41; not in Nordmann. Bookseller Inventory # 89442

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Boccaccio Giovanni

Published by Giovanni Tacuino da Trino 6 marzo 1506, Venezia (1506)

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Item Description: Giovanni Tacuino da Trino 6 marzo 1506, Venezia, 1506. Binding: Flemish (Antwerp) mid-sixteenth century blind paneled dark brown calf over pasteboard, by the Flemish binder Claes van Doermaele, the covers paneled with blind fillets and two frames of foliated roll-tools enclosing a central panel containing a circular medallion panel-stamp of the Emperor Charles V in a richly suit of armor with sword, with the legend "CAROLVS.V. ROMA.IMP.SEMPER.AVGVST.ETAT.SVE.XLII" the imperial insignia above and below, surrounding the panel a narrow foliated roll-toll with a central escutcheon at the foot bearing the binder’s mark "CVD", spine in six compartments. In a modern cloth folding box.Provenience: Johannes Hoyel (contemporary inscription); Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (Scottish patriot, 1653-1716).Few minor restorations to spine and corners, a little rubbed, lacking 2 fore-edge ties, overall a beautiful copy in an outstanding binding with an interesting provenience.First edition of both works. Composed between 1342 and 1343 and revised by Boccaccio himself between 1356 and 1360, the Amorosa visione is a poem in fifty cantos of terza rima that tells of a dreamer, the poet-protagonist, with a female guide, encountering five triumphs as frescoes within a castle – probably Castelnouvo of Napoli whose rooms were frescoed by Giotto; emerging into a garden landscape he eventually discovers his beloved. The poem is reminiscent of Dante and presages Petrarch; contemporaries thought the work post-dated Petrarch’s Trionfi, but it is now recognized as pre-dating that work. This edition is considered to represent Boccaccio’s own revisions, albeit with some intervention by its humanist editor Claricio who also added his own defense of Boccaccio’s poetry. Urbano, a novel which has the natural son of the Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa as protagonist, is presented here as a newly discovered text by Boccaccio but it is in fact a spurious work now variously assigned either Givanni Bonsignori or to Buonaccorsi da Ginestrata. The binder Claes van Doermaele came to Antwerp in 1533, where he was made Stadsboekbinder, following the death of Willem Vorsterman in 1543.Van Doermaele is recorded as binder of the Antwerp archive up to 1549. A binding in the National Art Library at South Kensington (Waele B.94) with the same central panel and binder’s mark, on an octavo format edition of the Opus historiarum nostro saeculo, Basel 1541, is described by E.P. Goldschmidt in his Gothic and Renaissance Bookbindings, no.184. The binding of Giannalisa Feltrinelli’s copy of Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, has the same central panel and binder’s mark. (Christie’s New York, 7 October 1997, lot 30).IA 28939-28940; IGI 1812; BMC VI, 826; GW 4502 2 works in 1 volume 4to (204x141mm), [I]:110 leaves, the last blank, woodcut ornamental initials; [II]: 34 leaves, 26 lines, roman type (1:113R), 4 lines initial spaces with guide letters. Binding: Flemish (Antwerp) mid-sixteenth century blind paneled dark brown calf over pasteboard, by the Flemish binder Claes van Doermaele, the covers paneled with blind fillets and two frames of foliated roll-tools enclosing a central panel containing a circular medallion panel-stamp of the Emperor Charles V in a richly suit of armor with sword, with the legend "CAROLVS.V. ROMA.IMP.SEMPER.AVGVST.ETAT.SVE.XLII" the imperial insignia above and below, surrounding the panel a narrow foliated roll-toll with a central escutcheon at the foot bearing the binder’s mark "CVD", spine in six compartments. In a modern cloth folding box. Provenience: Johannes Hoyel (contemporary inscription); Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (Scottish patriot, 1653-1716).Few minor restorations to spine and corners, a little rubbed, lacking 2 fore-edge ties, overall a beautiful copy in an outstanding binding with an interesting provenience. First edition of both works. Composed between 1342 and 1343 and revised by Boccaccio himself between 1356 and 1360, the Amorosa visione is a poem in fifty cantos of terza rima that tells of a dreamer, the poet-. Bookseller Inventory # 002

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Item Description: London by John Wayland [n.d., ca. 1554-1555], 1555. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND EARLY PRINTING of Boccaccio's tragedies into English, the third or fourth issuance only. Titlepage and leaf Gg4 (bound after title) with architectural woodcut borders(McKerrow 76a) and with woodcuts on leaf A4 illustrating events in the Garden of Eden, woodcut initials throughout. Folio [299 x 203 mm], in very fine and handsome nineteenth-century red hard-grain morocco by F.P. Hathaway of Boston, the boards elaborately framed in extensive gilt, the upper board with central gilt crest of John W. De Kay, the spine beautifully lettered and decorated with central tools in gilt in compartments between gilt ruled raised bands, elaborate gilt tooled board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. De Kay's armorial bookplates on front pastedown and verso of front free endpaper. (10], ctxiii, xxvii [i.e., xxxix] leaves. A very handsome and well preserved copy of this rare printing. The binding very handsome indeed, with only the most minimal wear to extremities, joints expertly and near-invisibly restored. The title-page and Gg3 laid down and reattached, the title with small ink notations at top, not affecting text or woodcut border. The inner margin of leaf Gg4 (which is bound in after the title-page in this copy, and *2 repaired, with some loss to woodcut border and a few words of text. Other minor paper repairs to several leaves, in a few cases affecting a few letters of text, evidence of old damp throughout last half of book which is fairly inoffensive. VERY RARE AND VERY EARLY PRINTING, WITH THE LEAF GG4 WHICH IS USUALLY LACKING. This is only the third or fourth printing in English of Boccaccio's De Casibus Virorurn ILlustrium, following Pynson's earlier printings of 1494 and 1527, Richard Tottell reissued the work in 1554 and it has not been clearly determined whether Tottell's edition or Wayland's was completed first. This especially handsome copy retains the final leaf Gg4, which is usually lacking according to STC. It is bound after the titlepage and comprises the rare title for A Memorial of Such Princes, as since the Tyme of King Richard the Seconds, Have Been Unfortunate in the Realme of England (SIC 1246), and was apparently intended for a work to be issued along with De Casibus which was suppressed for religious and political reasons during Mary's reign. John Lydgate's translation of Boccaccio's moralistic tales of the misfortunes of famous people was made from the 1476 French version by Laurence de Premierfait. The Latin original text was first printed circa 1474-75. De casibus is an encyclopedia of historical biographies dealing with the calamities of famous people starting with the biblical Adam, going to mythological and ancient people, then to people of Boccaccio's own time in the fourteenth century. The work was so successful it spawned what has been referred to as the 'De casibus tradition', it influenced many other famous authors, such as Geoffrey Chaucer. This copy with the provenance of John Wesley De Kay, self-made millionaire, American entrepreneur, playwright, author, and eccentric socialite. Born in Iowa to Dutch immigrants in 1872, De Kay apprenticed as a printer and eventually owned several newspapers and a sizable cattle ranch. In 1899, De Kay moved to Mexico and with the money he had made in his businesses purchased a concession for operating meatpacking plants. By 1909 De Kay's company, Popo, was one of the largest slaughtering and meat-distribution operations in North America, with a book value of over US $22 million ($500 billion in today's value). A published author and known socialite, his first produced play, "Judas", managed to get itself banned in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Bookseller Inventory # 26390

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

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Item Description: 1620. BOCCACCIO, Giovanni.The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation. Framed in Ten Dayes, of an Hundred Curious Pieces BOUND WITH: The Decameron.London: Isaac Jaggard, 1625, 1620.First complete translation into English of Boccaccio’s sparkling portrait of love, lust and exuberant life, even in the face of death—the second edition of Volume I and the first of Volume II, as virtually always. Illustrated with an elaborate woodcut title page in each volume as well as numerous in-text woodcuts, decorated initials and ornamental head- and tailpieces throughout."Could there be stories without a moral, of human adventure and misadventure? The horrors of the plague provided Boccaccio with the incentive and the opportunity? Boccaccio creates a human panorama of love, courage, cowardice, wit, wisdom, deceit and folly? If he does not teach the art of living virtuously, he does the ‘art of living well" (Boorstin, 266-70). Boccaccio composed his masterpiece sometime between 1348 and 1352. "One of the really great books of the world, the model upon which is based the art of short-story writing" (Rosenbach 28:46).STC 3173, 3172. Pforzheimer 72, 71. Lowndes, 224. See CBEL I:341; OCEL I:89; Quaritch 3563.Mild marginal dampstaining to first several gatherings. Minor loss to extreme fore-edge of leaves P1-S1. Minor marginal loss to bottom corner of [2B5], not affecting text. Marginal wormholing toward the gutter of leaves 2M4-[2T3] in second volume. Contemporary calf quite handsome. A desirable copy in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 69382

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Item Description: [London:] Printed by Isaac Jaggard, 1625, 1625. 2 volumes bound in one, folio (274 × 170 mm), first volume gathered in sixes, second volume in fours. Contemporary dark calf, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, red morocco label sometime added in second compartment, corners skilfully restored. Housed in a dark brown flat back cloth solander box. Small ink ownership inscription of the English poet Martyn Skinner (1906-1993), dated 1935, to front free endpaper. Some wear and cracklure to the binding, first title just shaved at fore-edge margin and with small hole at centre not affecting text, remains of old ink (faded) over imprint, second title just shaved at head and fore-margin, a few trivial marks internally, a few small paper restorations to blank lower outer corners, overall a very good copy. Titles within woodcut borders, the border to volume II composed of 6 woodcut medallions repeated as vignettes throughout both volumes, decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials, typographic head- and tailpieces. The Decameron in English: second edition in English of volume I; first edition of volume II, as often. The translation is attributed on stylistic grounds to John Florio. Boccaccio's Decamerone, composed between 1348 and 1351, a collection of one hundred novelle was hugely influential in England, its canonical status reinforced by the imitations of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dryden, Keats, and Tennyson, yet Boccaccio's masterpiece nevertheless came to the English language late, significantly later than the first translations into French, Spanish, Catalan, and German. Florio apparently worked with both the Salviati (1582) edition of the Decameron and Antoine Le Maçon's (1545) French version to hand. He shows some uneasiness in presenting the Italian novelle to an English readership and amending a Catholic author for a Protestant audience. Moral applications are interjected between the brief summaries of the tales and the novelle themselves, and the names of some characters are anglicized or given in French forms. The translation is dedicated to Sir Philip Herbert, the future fourth Earl of Pembroke, whose father had been tutored by Florio. The first volume was first published in 1620. The second volume has a separate title, The Decameron The last Five Dayes, also dated 1620, but the 1625 title page of the first volume is specifically worded as a general title for the whole work, implying that Jaggard intended this edition to be issued thus, two volumes in one. Isaac Jaggard was successor to his father William, best known as the printer, in 1623, of the first folio of Shakespeare's plays, which recent scholars have suggested was edited by John Florio. Grolier W-P 250; Pforzheimer 72 & 71; STC 3173 & 3172. Bookseller Inventory # 52287

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni.

Published by A Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault) (1757)

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Item Description: A Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault), 1757. With 5 engr. pictorial titles, engr. frontispiece portrait of Boccaccio in vol. I, 110 plates, and 97 tail-pieces after Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, engr. by Aliamet, Baquoy, Flipart, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, a.o., engr. lettered head-pieces. 8vo. Contemp. red morocco, flat spines with two labels richly gilt, triple gilt fillet around sides with corner fleurons, outer and inner gilt dentelles, edges gilt. With engr. heraldic exlibris (name erased). A Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault), 1757-61. Superb set of this sought-after edition, one of the most exquisitely illustrated French publications of the time. It uses the French translation of the 16th-century writer Jean-Antoine Le Maçon who prepared it for Marguerite de Valois, and contains the "Vie de Jean Bocace, poete Florentin" by Philippe-Matthieu Villani. Prault published an Italian version the same year, with the same illustrations, which is dated 1757 throughout and, according to the bibliographers, takes precedence. "Un des livres illustrés des plus réussis de tout le XVIIIe siècle" (Cohen, p. 158). Most illustrations are the work of Gravelot (Hubert-François Bourguignon). Ray writes that "though other artists participated in its illustration, the 'Decarmeron' belongs to Gravelot. He designed 89 of its 111 plates and all 97 of its tailpieces, the most extensive undertaking of his career as an illustrator. Boccaccio's lively tales of varied action and amorous intrigue were well suited to Gravelot's temperament. The convention by which he transposed their settings and costume to the France of his own day made it possible for him to exercise his special talent for depicting the social world around him". - Cohen/de Ricci 160-61; Lewine 70-71 ("more valued in France than the original Italian edition"); Sander 183 ("plus recherchée"); Quérard, La France littéraire I, 361. LITERATURE: FRENCH ; ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (BEFORE 1900) ; Bookseller Inventory # 32062-62

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Item Description: Folio (305 x 205 mm). Holzdeckelband d. Z. über vier erhabenen Bünden, mit reich blindgeprägtem Schweinslederbezug und Messingschliessen. Sammelband mit drei seltenenen Basler, Berner und Kölner Frühdrucken. I) Eine der ersten Drucke aus der Offizin des Berner Erstdruckers Matthias Apiarius (1500-1554). Eine vorzüglich illustrierte Edition von Boccaccios klassischen Lebensbeschreibungen berühmter Frauen. Die mit den Initialen 'IK' monogrammierten Holzschnitte werden dem Berner Maler und Formschneider Jacob Kallenberg (um 1500-um 1565) zugeschrieben. Kallenberg lieferte Apiarius auch die Illustrationen für den Catalogus von Abraham Ryd (1540) sowie für das vielgedruckte Volksbuch 'Schimpf und Ernst' von Johannes Pauli (1546). - Mit vereinzelten Marginalien von alter Hand, alter Besitzereintrag auf Innendeckel und Titelblatt. - VD 16, B-5814; Adams B-2141; Fairfax Murray 78; Lonchamp S. 140 und Nr. 356; Bloesch 35. Ad II) Einzige Ausgabe von Ulrich Hugwalds letztem und umfangreichstem Geschichtswerk, eine vor allem aus deutschen Quellen geschöpfte, bis aufs Erscheinungsjahr reichende, lateinische Chronik. Der aus Wilen stammende Hugwald (latinisiert Mutius) immatrikulierte sich 1519 an der Universität Basel und begann ab 1520 mit der Veröffentlichung reformatorischer Streitschriften. - VD 16, H-5861; Feller/Bonjour I, 254; Hieronymus, Petri-Schwabe, 131. Ad III) Klassische Papstbiographien aus der Feder des italienischen Humanisten und langjährigen Bibliothekars der Bibliotheca Vaticana, Bartolomeo Platina [= de Sacchi]. - Die schöne Titelbordüre von Anton Woensam zeigt Christus, die Evangelisten sowie Petrus und die Kirchenväter. - VD 16, P-3246 und P-3260; Adams P-1416; Merlo 1038. Sammelband with three early printed works from a Basel, a Bernese and a Cologne printing shop. The fine woodcuts in Boccaccio's 'De claris mulieribus' are attributed to the Berne artist Jakob Kallenberg (1500-1565), who also illustrated a number of other works for Apiarius. Ad II) Sole edition of Ulrich Hugwald's (latinized Mutius) last and most voluminous work, a chronicle in Latin based upon German sources. Ad III) Classic biographies of popes, written by the Italian humanist and librarian of the Vaticana, Bartolomeo Platina [= de Sacchi]. - Contemporary blind tooled pigskin on wooden boards (small defect to head of spine, slightly rubbed and stained). Bookseller Inventory # B10632

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BOCCACE (Giovanni Boccaccio dit);

Published by par Ambroise Girault 1541 [mal daté 1511], On les vend à Paris, en la grand rue sainct jaques a l'enseigne du Pellican (1541)

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Item Description: par Ambroise Girault 1541 [mal daté 1511], On les vend à Paris, en la grand rue sainct jaques a l'enseigne du Pellican, 1541. In-8 de (6)-(8)-357 ff., maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, roulette dorée d'encadrement en bordure, cadre à une roulette aux anses de panier sur les plats, tranches dorées (relié vers 1800). Belle impression gothique de Ambroise Girault, impimeur parisien. Titre en rouge et noir. Traduction de Laurent de Premierfait. La page de titre est datée par erreur 1511 ; l'achevé d'imprimer est daté du 20 mai 1541. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi, relié dans le style de Bozérian. Brunet, I, 1066 ; G. Bechtel, Catalogue des gothiques français, B-320. Bookseller Inventory # 943

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni, & others.

Published by Printed only for subscribers by George Barrie, Philadelphia, [c.1898] (1898)

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Item Description: Printed only for subscribers by George Barrie, Philadelphia, [c.1898], 1898. 20 volumes, octavo (210 × 133 mm), comprising 8 works. Publisher's deluxe binding of grey-green crushed morocco, spines richly gilt in compartments, gilt titles in two, sides with single-line gilt outer rule, gilt ornaments at inside corners, purple crushed morocco doublures with wide gilt borders of massed floral tools, at centre a flower and leaf spray with green and turquoise onlays, purple silk chequered endpapers with coloured floral decoration, gilt edges, bound for Mark P. Robinson. Spines gently sunned, a little light rubbing in places, some tissue guards creased, still a fine set of this exceptionally luxurious edition. Plates in four states: on Japanese vellum, after Remarque; on papier de Chine, mounted; on papier de Hollande, in bistre; and on Whatman handmade paper, finished in watercolours; with captioned and plain tissue guards. Edition de Grand Luxe, limited to seven copies numbered with roman numerals, of which this is copy V, printed and bound for Mark P. Robinson. The whole set of this collection of celebrated European authors translated into English comprises eight individual works: Boccaccio, The Decameron, trans. John Payne; Cervantes, Don Quixote, trans. Henry Edward Watts; Margaret of Angouleme, The Heptameron, trans. Arthur Machen; Lesage, Gil Blas, trans. Henri Van Laun, rev. Henri Roberts; Montesquieu, Persian Letters, trans. John Davidson; Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantegruel, trans. Sir Thomas Urquhart and P. A. Motteux; Rousseau, Confessions, trans. W. Conyngham Mallory; and Voltaire, Prose Romances, trans. William Walton. The etchings are by L. Flameng, A. Lalauze, E. Boilvin, E. Hédouin, and Laguillermie and Thevenin. The limitation notice states that for each copy of this Edition de Grand Luxe a portfolio was prepared with a duplicate set of plates on satin, not present here. Bookseller Inventory # 48361

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FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS). BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI

Published by Londra [i.e., Paris] (1757)

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Item Description: Londra [i.e., Paris], 1757. Hardcover. First Edition with these Illustrations. A Large Paper Copy in Period Red Morocco of "One of the Masterpieces of the Illustrated Book" 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Five volumes. Edited by Filippo di Matteo Villani. First Edition with these Illustrations. EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, covers with gilt fillet border, flat spines divided into six panels by plain gilt rules, three panels with small floral tool at center, two with titling, and one with a rampant lion and saltire from the Longe family crest, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title in each volume, many engraved vignette headpieces and tailpieces, and 111 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES (including frontispiece portrait in first volume), primarily AFTER DRAWINGS BY GRAVELOT, but also after EISEN, BOUCHER, and COCHIN. Tissue guards (perhaps original) for all engraved matter. A Large Paper Copy printed on Papier de Hollande. Front pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of Francis Longe, Spixworth Park, Norfolk; final volume with ink monogram "ME" on last page. Two instances of ink marginalia noting reversed order of plates. Cohen-de Ricci 158 ("un des livres illustrés de plus réussis de tout le XVIIIe siècle"); Ray 15; Brunet I, 1003. Boards just a shade brighter than the spines, negligible rubbing to joints and extremities, covers with a couple of small dark spots, occasional minor smudges to the (extremely wide) margins, other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY COPY--unusually clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is a very special Large Paper Copy in period morocco of one of the most famous and charming illustrated books of the 18th century, and it may be the supreme example of refined libertine illustration of the period. Owen Holloway calls this one of the four masterpieces of book illustration at the end of the Rococo period. And Ray is expansive in his praise, calling the work simply "one of the masterpieces of the illustrated book." Although he had as collaborators on this work some of the outstanding French artists of the 18th century, Gravelot (born Hubert-François-Bourguignon, 1699-1773) was chiefly responsible for its production, designing 89 of its 222 plates and all 97 of its immensely delightful tailpieces. In this, the most ambitious undertaking of his career, Gravelot gave Boccaccio's narrative the settings and costumes of 18th century France, and this transposition "made it possible for him to exercise his special talent for depicting the social world around him. For the most part, his figures are young, the women graceful and pretty, the men lithe and handsome . . . . All levels of life are presented, from the peasant in his hovel to the king in his palace. Every variety of interior is there, from boudoirs and bedrooms to dining rooms and salons. Animated street scenes alternate with glimpses of gardens and farms, forests and river banks. The human condition has rarely been so attractively displayed. Yet this is only the beginning . . . . Gravelot's tailpieces complete what his plates have begun. They are peopled by amusing children, who . . . usually play their parts in interpreting Boccaccio's text." (Ray) Our handsome set was bound for Francis Longe (1748-1812), a gentleman who served as sheriff of Norfolk and whose library warrants mention in Quaritch's "Dictionary of Book Collectors." The "Catalogue of British and American Book Plates" held by the British Museum lists two different bookplates for Longe (3385 and 3386). Bookseller Inventory # ST12596

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BOCCACE (Giovanni Boccaccio dit);

Published by Paris, Prault 1757-1761, Londres (1757)

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Item Description: Paris, Prault 1757-1761, Londres, 1757. 5 vol. in-8 de VIII-320 pp. ; 292 pp. ; 203 pp. ; 280 pp. ; 269 pp., maroquin rouge, dos ornés à nerfs, triple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats, tranches dorées sur marbrure (reliure de l'époque). « Un des livres illustrés des plus réussis de tout le XVIIIe siècle » (Cohen). L'illustration se compose de 5 frontispices, un portrait, 97 culs-de-lampe et 110 figures hors texte exécutés par les plus grands graveurs du temps, d'après les compositions de Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin et Eisen. Exemplaire de premier tirage (le paraphe est visible au dos de certaines planches). Bel exemplaire en maroquin. Etiquette « Pierre Berès » ; ex-libris héraldique Florin de Duikinberg. Cohen-De Ricci, 158. Bookseller Inventory # 8907

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Item Description: Scriptorium, Format: 40 x 28,5 cm. Book Condition: Gut. 800 Seiten (400 Folios) Bl Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 900 mit spanisch-englischem Kommentar inkl. Textübersetzung + Prof Dr. Eberhard König "Boccacio. Decameron", Belser 2000. Bookseller Inventory # 36119

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Published by Toscolano Maderno, P. Alex. pag. Benacenses. .F. Bena. .V. .V. (Alessandro Paganino), (1520)

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Item Description: Toscolano Maderno, P. Alex. pag. Benacenses. .F. Bena. .V. .V. (Alessandro Paganino), 1520. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo. ff. 107, (i). A-N8, O4. Italic letter. Capital spaces with guide letters, ms. capitals added, early acquisition note of ‘Jo. Antonius Culletus, 1573’ on recto of last, another version at head of title, dated a year later, Graham Pollard’s acquisition note in pencil on rear pastedown, at Hodgsons in 1954 for £3/10s, C19th bibliographical note on verso of last. Light age yellowing, minor marginal water-stains in places, the odd thumb mark, title fractionally dusty. A very good copy, in lovely contemporary black morocco, covers gilt and triple blind ruled to a panel design with interlacing gilt rules in central panel, small gilt stars, moons, and fleur de lys, to corners, large gilt fleuron at centre, spine with three raised bands, head and tail of spine expertly restored, all edges gilt and richly gauffered, slightly rubbed and cracked in places, eps. old but later. --- Beautifully bound copy of this rare edition of Boccaccio’s Fiammetta, finely printed in Paganino’s Italic, in imitation of the Aldine. The binding is similar in design and use of tools to a folio binding from Rome illustrated in De Marinis vol. I 833 plate CXXXVIII, though inevitably a simpler version in octavo. It is quite simple but very striking and elegant, most appropriate for the text and printing within. “In what has been called the first psychological novel in a modern language, “the Elegy of Lady Fiammetta”, (Boccaccio) successfully bridged the gap between allegory and introspective narrative by giving shape to a character who encompasses realistic and archetypal qualities. .Scholars agree on the date of composition of The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta established between 1343 and 1345. Boccaccio was in his early thirties and was trying to make a name for himself in Florence, as a citizen and Poet, after having spent many years in Naples. The work is generally recognized as a turning point in his career. The large number of manuscripts of the Elegy - over seventy - .seems to prove its popularity in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. As the first psychological novel in a modern language and a forerunner of stream-of-consciousness fiction, the .Fiammetta is one of the earliest and most remarkable, if still largely unexplored, artistic achievements of European literature. . The extraordinary nature of the Elegy stems partially from the crucial fact that it was created by a man who writes pretending to be a woman. Furthermore, this woman, the Lady Fiammetta, writes in the first person and announces herself from the very outset as an unspoken feminist.” Mariangela Causa-Steindler. Paganino was a most interesting and innovative printer who saw Aldus Manutius as his inspiration. He was the first printer of the Qur’an, printed entirely in Arabic, for export. "Even more interesting [of the followers of Aldus] was . printer-publisher Alessandro Paganino of Toscolano, whose admiration for Aldus became a strong stimulus to achieve something new in the field of typography. Although Brunet defined the so-called "Paganini" type as bizarre, there were actually no less than five distinct designs. They reflected the successive phases of a graphic study intended as the progressive assimilation of the Roman and italic types. Pagnini's laborious experimentation resulted in an archaic imprint that influenced not only the design of type but the entire graphic composition of the page. Indeed it was Paganini who had recognized Aldus's commitment to innovation as an example worthy of being followed”. Luigi Balsamo. “One other name - that of Alessandro Paganino - calls for special notice, on account of his peculiar upright italic type. Paganino set up his press first of all at Toscolano, on the Lake of Garda, but subsequently removed to Venice, and printed there down to the year 1531.” H Brown, ‘The Venetian printing press’. A lovely copy with most appropriate combination of text, binding and printing. --- BM STC It. C16th. p. 108. Brunet I 1009. Not in Adams or Gamba. Bookseller Inventory # 1521

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. [Edición en letra gòtica.]

Published by Ed. Denis Roce y Ludwig Hornken. [En el pie de la portada: Prostant in vico Divi Jacobi sun intersigniis Trium coronarum Coloniensium atque Divi Martini y en el colofón: Parrhisiis excusum est stanneis hoc opus notulis opera et expensis Dionisii roce Lodouici hornken & sociorum eius vicesima secunda die Augusti anno domini millesimo quingentesimo vndecimo.] París, 1511 (1511)

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Item Description: Ed. Denis Roce y Ludwig Hornken. [En el pie de la portada: Prostant in vico Divi Jacobi sun intersigniis Trium coronarum Coloniensium atque Divi Martini y en el colofón: Parrhisiis excusum est stanneis hoc opus notulis opera et expensis Dionisii roce Lodouici hornken & sociorum eius vicesima secunda die Augusti anno domini millesimo quingentesimo vndecimo.] París, 1511, 1511. . 31 cm. (in-fol.). [1] blanca, fol. vi-viii y fol. IX-CLXII (empieza la paginación en el folio vi, el texto es completo). Marca tipográfica de Ludwig Hornken. Portada a dos tintas. Texto en letra gótica. Apostillas marginales. Bellas capitulares. Ilustrado con árboles genealógicos a toda página (en: a3v, b7v, c6v, d4v, e7v, f7v, g5v, h4v, i1v, i8v, k7v, l6v, m6v). Enc. en media piel, puntas, cortes pintados, deslucida. Fina señal de taladro en el margen exterior sin afectar el texto en los primeros 50 fol. * Presentamos la sexta edición de Genealogia deorum gentilium (Genealogía de los dioses paganos) de Giovanni Boccaccio; la primera fue en 1472. Se basa en el texto designado como Vulgate porque procede de la primera copia que se realizó del manuscrito de Boccaccio y que él mismo dió a un amigo suyo para que fuera copiado en 1375. El Genealogia deorum es una de las recopilaciones de mitología clásica más completas y una obra de referencia sobre este tema. En el artículo The genealogy of the editions of the Genealogia deorum, publicado en Modern Philology (vol. XVII, diciembre de 1919, núm. 8), Ernest H. Wilkins hace una comparativa entre las diferentes ediciones. La de París se diferencia de las anteriores en los siguientes aspectos: el título es más elaborado; incluye unos preliminares de su editor Joannes Kierher, dirigido a Gottfried Hittorp, que estaba asociado con el librero Ludwig Hornken; desaparecen la tabla de rúbricas y el Versus de Domenico di Silvestro después del índice alfabético, además existen diferencias en los árboles genealógicos. Esta edición tiene como referencia la edición de 1494, pero con algunas de las diferencias indicadas. La Tabula [alphabetica] fue realizada por Domenico d'Arezzo (i.e. Dominicus Bandini). OCLC 311272846. Mitologia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín. Bookseller Inventory # 65023

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Item Description: Berlin, Neufeld & Henius, 1924. 2 vols. Small stout 4°. Original cloth. Large dilded device in centre of front panels, printed within a gilded border with decorative gilded corners, decorative gildes spines, designed by Lucian Zabel. 399, 327pp. 2 fine coloured fronispieces, 18 fine coloured plates printed on heavy paper, frawn by Lucian Zabel. Two volume set of this german language unabridged translation, edited and revised with a preface by Klabund, of Giovanni Boccaccio's famous collection of more or less erotic stories, here represented by fine coloured plates of mildly erotic nature. Boccaccio was a famous italian author and poet and a foremost representative of renaissance humanism. Good set. (both spines sunned, lower outer joint of volume 1 damaged, small stain on front cover, front gilding to volume 2 for the greater part gone, front panel waterstained, contents clean, plates crisp and fine). Bookseller Inventory # 55598

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Boccaccio, Giovanni.

Published by Felipe Ulhardo,, Augsburgo: (1544)

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Item Description: Felipe Ulhardo,, Augsburgo:, 1544. Folio (30 x 20 cm). 11 hoja, 273 [+1] páginas, 1 hoja. Ilustrado con un escudo nobiliario (familia Beckh) a plena página. Sin lavar ni restaurar, con una hoja de guarda nueva. Encuadernación original alemana en pergamino marfilado con las armas de Fugger doradas en ambos planos a modo de supra libros. Muy bien conservado. H.E. Fugger, con sus armas doradas en la encuadernación, siglo xvi, procedente de la familia de banqueros de Augsburgo que llegaron a ser los financieros más cercanos al emperador Carlos V. Ex-libris manuscrito de 1883. Estupendo ejemplar de la primera edición publicada en Alemania de las Vidas de varones ilustres escrita por Boccaccio (la edición original se publicó hacia 1474). Es el libro que inaugura la moderna literatura biográfica y sigue, a imitación de los clásicos como Plutarco, trazando un recorrido por los hechos heroicos y valerosos de lo que un hombre del siglo xiv como Boccaccio consideraba digno de elogio y memoria. Por el texto pasan los hechos de armas, de honor y de distinción cultural que protagonizaron desde los reyes de la antigúedad greco-latina hasta Petrarca. Es libro muy raro. Bookseller Inventory # 11414

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BOCCACCIO GIOVANNI.

Published by Officina Bodoni di Giovanni Mardersteig, Verona (1952)

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Item Description: Officina Bodoni di Giovanni Mardersteig, Verona, 1952. 4° picc.; pp. 127 non num. 3 su carta a tino Fabriano, carattere Griffo, con 23 xilografie di Bartolomeo di Giovanni reincise da Fritz Kredel. Dramma pastorale in versi di Affrico e Mensola scritto da Giovanni Boccaccio e tradotto in lingua inglese da John Goubourne dalla versione francese di Antoine Guerin; testi curati da Ronald H.Boothroyd. Edizione tirata a complessivi 225 esempl. numerati; questo nostro esemplare è uno dei soli due con spledida legatura d'arte firmata da Pierre Lucien Martin (1913-1985) di Parigi (Es. n.I). Legatura rigorosamente classica di assoluta perfezione in pieno marocchino grigio scuro a grana larga, piatti inquadrati da tre filetti in oro, doppio filetto in oro al labbro, dorso a cinque nervi con filetti in oro che incorniciano le singole campiture; autore, titolo e data incisi in oro, i tre tagli dorati compresi i due intonsi. All'interno sguardie in vitello con pagine di rispetto a colori degradanti fino all'avorio della carta Fabriano. Astuccio in cartone e pelle edit., è stata aggiunta una scatola artigianale in cartone decorato a custodia e protezione della preziosa legatura. Eccezionale e superba copia. Cfr. Catalogo Mardersteig n.102.(vedi riproduz.)Num. catalogo: 245. Bookseller Inventory # 6308

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Boccaccio Giovanni ( Laurent Premierfait )

Published by Egeria S.L., Spagna (2006)

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Item Description: Egeria S.L., Spagna, 2006. Buckram. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1ère Édition. 23 x 30 Cm. El Decameron AUTORES: Boccaccio, Laurent Premarfait ILUSTRADOR: Maître de Citè des Dames FORMATO: 23 x 30 cm. IDIOMA: Español ¿ original en francés ENCUADERNACIÓN: Artesana, igual original BAV TIRADA: 2990 ej. Numerados y certificados notarialmente Precio: 4.500,00 Euro - language : French and spanish texts Tiratura di 2990 esemplari ( il nostro esemplare è il numero 985 ) Venta on Line - PRODUCTOS El Decameron AUTORES: Bocaccio, Laurent Premarfiat ILUSTRADOR: Maître de Citè des Dames FORMATO: 23 x 30 cm. IDIOMA: Español ¿ original en francés ENCUADERNACIÓN: Artesana, igual original BAV TIRADA: 2990 ej. Numerados y certificados notarialmente Precio: 4.500,00 ¿. Bookseller Inventory # 006150

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Boccaccio, Giovanni 1313-1375

Published by [Prault], Londra [i.e Paris] (1757)

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Item Description: [Prault], Londra [i.e Paris], 1757. Most of the 111 plates and 97 tailpieces by Gravelot [Hubert Francois Bourguignon, 1699-1773]. There is a good description of their quality and appositeness in Ray. With the portrait following the engraved title in Vol.1. Leaf size 20.4 x 12.4cm. (8 x 4 7/8"). Text in Italian. The verso of the plates with the stamped paraphs. Binding by Stikeman & Co., full dark green morocco, spines panelled, lettered and decorated in gilt, broad turn-ins, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A later binding but with all the points of the most desirable issue of this important work. Binding, text and plates all fine. Cohen-DeRicci 158, Ray "French" 15. Size: 20.8cm. 5 Vols. Bookseller Inventory # 003815

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Item Description: Jean Gourmont Paris o.J. (wahrscheinlich 1510), 1510. Opergament, 4°, 231s., fachmaennisch restauriert, die letzten 18 Seiten mit kl. Ausrissen mit geringem Textverlust., Ausrisse restauriert., in gutem Zustand., [AZA4,8]., Bookseller Inventory # 4236

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Boccaccio, Giovanni.

Published by Londra [Paris] (1757)

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Item Description: Londra [Paris], 1757. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Gravelot, Boucher, Eisen, Cochin (illustrator). First Edition Thus. Five volumes. Full mottled calf with the spines divided into six compartments by gilt designs. Red title slips and volume slips in two of the compartments on each spine and a gilt decoration in the others. 8.25" by 5.25". Called by Ray "one of the masterpieces of the illustrated book." Superbly designed by Gravelot (89 of the 111 plates and all 97 tailpieces), Eisen, Cochin, and Boucher. Italian text with its better impressions of the plates. Heads of spines of Volumes 1 and 4 with slight loss, spines of Volumes 1 and 2 rubbed, but very nice and very tight. Large margins, dark impressions. Armorial bookplates of William Tennant of Aston Hall. Bookseller Inventory # 016455

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Item Description: per Gabriel Iolito di Ferrarij,, In Venetia, 1542. Cm. 19,5, cc. (12) 260. Bel frontespizio illustrato con ritratto di Boccaccio centrale, capolettera istoriati e figure xilografiche all'inizio di ciascuna giornata. Testo in elegante carattere corsivo. Legatura settecentesca in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello. alcune piccole mancanze superficiali alla legatura, il filetto di contorno del frontespizio un po' rifilato, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Tutta la parte figurata risulta colorata (spesso tenuemente) in epoca presumibilmente posteriore (700-800?). Cfr. Bacchi della Lega (p. 39): "Rara edizione."; Gamba (174): "Nella seconda edizione, dell'anno 1542, fu il Decamerone nuovamente corretto, e, per avviso del Buonamici. il Brucioli non molto s'allontanò dal testo della Ventisettana"; Passano (I Novellieri) I, pp. 68. Bookseller Inventory # 31173

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Boccaccio, Giovanni

Published by Appresso Gabriel Ciolitto de Ferrari et Fratelli, Vinecia (1552)

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Item Description: Appresso Gabriel Ciolitto de Ferrari et Fratelli, Vinecia, 1552. Encuadernado. Book Condition: Bueno. 6 h.. 502 p. : il. ; 23 cm. Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone di M. Giovanni nuovamente alla sua vera lettione ridotto. Con tutte quelle allegroie, annotationi, e tavolle, que nelle altre nostre impressioni si contengone; e di piu ornato di molte figure. Aggiuntovi separatamente un indice da Mecer Lodovico Dolce. Con gratia et privilegio.-Vinecia : Appresso Gabriel Ciolitto de Ferrari et fratelli, 1552.-6 h. 502 p. : il. ; 23 cm. Ejemplar: encuadernado, lomo y punteras en cuero. Portada ilustrada. Bookseller Inventory # 0049

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni, (1313-1375).

Published by Florence. Philippo di Giunta. 1517& 1521. (1521)

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Item Description: Florence. Philippo di Giunta. 1517& 1521., 1521. 12mo. 15cm, 1st issue of the 5th edition, foliated pagination(110/94pp.), head & tail decoration in volume two, in lather full browncalf, real raised bands, faded gilt spine decorations in the panels,hinges expertly restored, without title page as issued with imprints onthe final leaf, a fine copy. (cgc) Adams B-2125. Gamba 100. Each volumeis complete including the two original uncorrected leaves in "Ameto". Thefirst issue has Boccacio for Boccaccio on title of volume two and thevariant reading on f.2, line 21. The gilt decorations date the bindingsto 18th or 19th centuries. Bookseller Inventory # 34084

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375).

Published by Florence. Philippo di Giunta.1517-1521. (1521)

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Item Description: Florence. Philippo di Giunta.1517-1521., 1521. Royal 12mo. 15cm, 1st issue of 5th edition, foliatedpagination, 110,[1] & 94pp., (ie 220,2 & 188), head & tail decorationsin volumes 2, in full 18th century calf, real raised bands, gilt andblind decorations in the panels, crimson leather lable, gilt titlesfaded, expertly restored, a fine copy (ho9.1). ~ Adams B-2125. Gamba100. Each volume is complete including the two original uncorrectedleaves in "Ameto". The first issue has Boccacio for Boccaccio on titleof volume two and the variant reading on f.2, line 21. The gilt dentellesdate the binding to 18th or early 19th centuries. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 31438

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Boccaccio Giovanni

Published by London Guglielmo Pickering 1825 (1825)

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Item Description: London Guglielmo Pickering 1825, 1825. 3 volumes. First edition thus. beautifully illustrated with very fine plates engraved by the celebrated Auguste Fox after the designs of Stothard and finely printed on special paper and with an engraved frontispiece of Boccaccio in Volume I. 8vo, very handsomely and very beautifully bound in superb period bindings of full brown crushed morocco, the spines with specially designed gilt tooled raised bands, the compartments elaborately decorated in gilt with multiple tools filling completely the compartments, lettered and numbered in gilt within two compartments, the covers with gilt rolled borders enclosing double gilt fillet rules enclosing elaborately gilt tooled inner borders featuring very pleasing engraved grain and floral devices, gilt edges to the covers, fine gilt turnovers, finely marbled endpapers, t.e.g. cvi- (Discorso Storico, -cxxxv (tavola, the contents) 228; 229-586; 587-967 pp. A very fine, very beautiful set, in superb period bindings with virtually no evidence of age or wear. A VERY IMPORTANT AND VERY APPEALING SET OF THE DECAMERON IN THREE VOLUMES. THE PICKERING PRINTING OF 1825 IS REVERED FOR ITS BEAUTY AND QUALITY. The plates are very finely reproduced and contribute greatly to the appeal of this lovely set. Boccaccio is considered along with Dante and Petrarch as a member of the great triumvirate of early Italian writers. As contemporaries, they established what would be considered as the first post-classical literary style in Italy, and thus in Western Civilization. The DECAMERON is Boccaccio’s most influential work and has inspired generations of writers from all around the world. Perhaps most important to the history of English literature, the DECAMERON is considered to have been the greatest influence on Chaucer in his structuring of his CANTERBURY TALES. The work is a gathering of tales from several sources---created by Boccaccio and written over several years, it was finally collected under one title between 1349 and 1351. The story is of seven women and three men who have left Florence for a period of ten days in order to avoid the plague. They depart for neighboring villas and over the course of the next ten days each person tells a tale to entertain the others. The hundred tales are considered to be one of the greatest works in Italian literature and have influenced successive generations of writers for centuries. Bookseller Inventory # 24381

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Boccaccio, Giovanni

Published by Milan, Andrea Calvo (1521)

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Item Description: Milan, Andrea Calvo, 1521. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Amorosa visione, nuova-mente ritrovata . Apologia di H. Claricio. Milan, Jo. de Castel¬liono for Andrea Calvo, 10 February 1521. 4to. (4 + 84 + 22)ff including last blank leaf. Roman letter. Ornamental woodcut initials. Vellum. First edition of this famous acrostic poem written in terza rima in 50 canti, inspired by Petrarch’s Trionfi. Added is a defence of the author’s poetry by Geronimo Claricio. The publisher Calvo, has preceded the text by a long introduction; his editions are known for their accuracy, since he was able to use reliable manuscripts. The privilege of King François I fol¬lowing that of Pope Leo X is misdated 1520 which confused Haym and other bibliographers as to the actual printing date. Title blank margin neatly repaired, some light toning of paper, otherwise a good copy with occasional contemporary manuscript notes in the wide margins. Gamba 224 (note). Index Aureliensis 120.199. Schlosser, Kunstliteratur, p32. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11476566614

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