The Italian Novelists

Waters, W.G.

Published by Society of Bibliophiles, London, England
Condition: Collectible-Fine Soft cover
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Set of seven volumes bound in 3/4 blue leather over cloth boards with tooled designs and title on the spine in gilt. Unopened set with gilt top. Illustrations faced with tissue paper. I: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' (Volume I). xii, 402 pages. II: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' (Volume II). 376 pages. III: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' (Volume III). 404 pages. IV: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' (Volume IV). 318 pages. V: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' (Volume I). xi, 278 pages. VI: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' (Volume II). 323 pages. VII: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' (Volume III). 329 pages. The Ser Giovanni (14th century) work is a collection of 50 comic, tragic and licentious novellas. Contains elements later found in Shakespeare including the bond with a Jew for a pound of flesh and the wooing of a lady at Belmont. Straparola (c.1480-1557) was an Italian prose writer and was well known for his introduction of fairy stories which are translated here. Bookseller Inventory # 9581

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Title: The Italian Novelists

Publisher: Society of Bibliophiles, London, England

Binding: 3/4 Leather with Cloth

Illustrator: Garnier, Jules

Book Condition:Collectible-Fine

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