Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original menthol green silk moirë cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spines, small gilt vignette and to the upper panels. 4to 11½'' x 8''. Contains [xxiii] 325; [xii] 383 printed pages of text with 15 monochrome illustrations under paper guards. Hand written number 819 of 1000 copies. Small chips to the edges of volume II, foxing to the end papers, spines sun faded and in Good condition. The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular (the language of Florence), it is considered the masterpiece of classical early Italian prose. 3kg. Member of the P.B.F.A. ITALY & ITALIAN HISTORY. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio [Volumes...
Publisher: Published by Lawrence and Bullen 16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden . Two Volumes. London 1893.
Publication Date: 1893
Book Description Navarre Society, London, 1925. New edition. Undated - probably c.1925. Translated by J.M. Rigg, with illustrations by Louis Chalon. Tissue guards & plates a little yellowed; bindings tight. Both spines browned, with worn lettering, & some bumping at head & foot. This is a heavy set (about 2.3kgs packed); additional postage may be required outside UK Used - Good. Good hardbacks in buff cloth. Seller Inventory # BOOKS147402I
Book Description J. M. DENT & SONS, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Both Volumes. Seller Inventory # BBI1804131
Book Description Henry F. Bumpus, London, U.K., 1906. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Chalon, Louis (illustrator). No dust jacket. Hardcover. Worn, scratched and faded boards. Several noticeable tears to left side of spine of Volume I. Spine ends are worn, nicked and frayed. Leading corners are worn and quite bent. Pages are rough cut, with age-related spotting. Head of page block is in gilt. Pastedowns, endpapers and first and last few pages of both volumes are heavily age-spotted, and there are a few instances of light age-spotting throughout. Binding appears sound. Text remains clear. AF. Used. Seller Inventory # 283055
Book Description Navarre Society. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Louis Chalon (illustrator). Two Volume Set With Minor Shelf Where Plus Some Slight Discolouration To Spines. Vol Ii Has A Slight Lean To The Spine. ver. Seller Inventory # 092084
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 1466379960
Book Description J. P. Horn & Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1928. Hard Cover. Condition: Good +. No Jacket. Wagres, Jacques (Engravings Made from Wagrez Paintings by Teyssonnieres) (illustrator). Certaldo Edition. This "Certaldo Edition" is limited to 1550 sets. Vol. I is 538 pages, Vol. II is 549 pages; both volumes have blue cloth boards, patterned orange decoration (wide borders) on the front and orange decorated spine with gilt titles and volume numbers, gilt top edges, blue endpapers with an orange pattern; Vol. I has a frontispiece engraving of Boccaccio and eight additional illustration plates; Vol. II has "The Nightingale" as frontispiece and ten additional illustration plates. All twenty of the illustration plates are protected by onionskin or translucent parchment sheets that have a gold or yellow-stamped pattern. Covers on both volumes are faded and rubbed, have rubbed/fraying spine ends and corners, cracked hinges inside (not at the endpapers, but several pages in), and Vol. II has a whitish dampstain on the back (hinge edge) and spine, with the gilt title rubbed off. Gilt is dull on the top textblocks and the other edges are darkened and chipped (rag-edge pages with some pages roughly cut). Texts of both volumes have a few small stains/smudges/fingerprints but are otherwise unmarked and in very good condition. ***SET OF TWO BOOKS*** EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGE FOR OTHER THAN U. S. MEDIA MAIL***. Seller Inventory # L05219-2
Book Description Lawrence and Bullen, London UK, 1893. Hard Backs/Hard Covers. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjackets. Chalon, Louis (Illustrstor) (illustrator). Limited Edition No 519 of 1000. xxiii + 325 pages + xiii + 383 pages.TWO VOLUMES. No dustjackets. Light green hardback bindings, some bronzing to spines, boards very slightly out of true. Both volumes have wear with some fraying to spine-ends, fraying and small bumps to corners, volume I has white diagonal 4cm creases to material of bottom spine-end, rubbing to rear outer hinge with a 2cm central split, volume 2 has 3 knocks to front opening edge. Browning to end-papers of both volumes with the same book-plate to each inner froint board. Brown blotches to some margins of some pages and marks to edges of some b/w plates. Page-edges rough cut as of the period and age-darkened. Bindings very sound, all plates present as listed. Sound condition. Size: 11 1/4" Tall By 7 3/4" Wide. Seller Inventory # 042477
Book Description Henry F. Bumpus, 1906. Quarter Leather. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Chalon, Louis (illustrator). Vol I 8 illustrations, Vol II 4 illustrations. This set is in a good condition being recently rebound in quarter blue Leather and UK hand marbled paper. Each volume has three coloured ribbons and two raised bands. Spine labels are blocked in gold. Teg, foredge and tails are rough cut. Internally there are no inscriptions and light foxing to the first and last pages. Seller Inventory # 000025