THE PALACE OF PLEASURE: Painter, William THE PALACE OF PLEASURE: Painter, William

THE PALACE OF PLEASURE

Painter, William

Published by The Cresset Press, London, 1929
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Quarto. A four-volume set: xxx,196; xii,244; x, 254; viii,227pp. For this edition, there is an introduction by Hamish Miles and illustrations by Douglas Percy Bliss. This is copy #469 of 500 on mould- made paper with a striking colored plate as frontispiece to each volume, and a b/w drawing as chapter heading to each of the 101 tales in the collection, translated by Painter and drawn from sources such as Boccaccio and the Heptameron. Very slight soil and foxing else very good in printed paper on boards, beige linen spines with white cloth spine labels, Corners are somewhat shelf-rubbed, and there is a previous owner's signature on the pastedown endpaper of each volume. These tales were first published as "The Palace of Pleasure" in 1566-1567. Four volumes:. Bookseller Inventory # 3409

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Title: THE PALACE OF PLEASURE

Publisher: The Cresset Press, London

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Douglas Percy Bliss

Edition: 1st edition thus.

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