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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

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Item Description: First leaf of text with large nine-line manuscript initial in red & brown; chapter headings & beginnings of sentences rubricated; numerous three- to six-line initial spaces with red initials supplied throughout. 156 unnumbered leaves (including the first leaf, a blank; some leaves misbound), gothic letter, 35/36 lines, folios 154-56 in double columns. Small folio (282 x 204 mm.), 19th-cent. red morocco (some foxing at outer edges, inscription partially erased from final leaf of text), binding signed "Duru 1853," triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Strasbourg: G. Husner, 1474-75. First edition of the De Casibus Virorum Illustrium, which deals with the vanity of human affairs from Adam to Boccaccio's own time. Written about 1355 to 1360, this is a work of 56 biographies of famous people, and the inevitable catastrophes awaiting those who are too fortunate. It exerted a great influence on other authors including Chaucer, John Lydgate, Shakespeare, and Christopher Marlowe; a genre of stories known as de casibus tragedies was created. Some of the famous people whose biographies are provided include Jocasta, Queen of Thebes; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae; Samson; Dido, Queen of Carthage; Hannibal; Cleopatra; Mithridates, King of Pontus; Herod, King of the Jews; Nero; King Arthur; and Petrarch. This book comes from Husner's first press and is a fine example of his text types with fantastic majuscules. A fine and rather large copy from the library of Ambroise Firmin Didot with his bookplate (sale, Part V, Paris, 11-16 June 1883, lot 528-"Magnifique exemplaire, à toutes marges et non lavé"). Some contemporary annotations in the margins. ? Goff B-708. Bookseller Inventory # 5274

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De fatti e detti memorabili della citta: Valerius Maximus (Italian

Item Description: Book Condition: Good. A STRIKING, HIGH-END HUMANIST MANUSCRIPT PRESENTING AN ITALIAN TRANSLATION OF AN IMPORTANT CLASSICAL ROMAN WORK, VERY RARE ON THE MARKET. Illuminated manuscript in Italian on parchment , Northern Italy, c. 1400-1450. 295-298 x 221-229 mm. 105 folios, lacking five leaves, catchwords, ruled in hard point, written in a fine Gothico-Antiqua hand in two columns of 40 lines (justification 193-197 x 160-162 mm.), guide letters for initials, extensive gloss added between lines and in margins, some capitals touched in yellow, red rubrics, 1-line red paraphs, 2- to 3-line spaces left for initials, 4- to 16-line spaces left for initials, corrections by the scribe, contemporary annotation, including many pointing hands. BINDING: Nineteenth-century parchment over pasteboards, spine with five raised bands. TEXT: Did the great humanist Giovanni Boccaccio have a hand in this Italian translation of an important Roman work by Valerius Maximus? This question drives a lively scholarly debate, and this unstudied manuscript represents an important opportunity to revisit the question. There are only thirty-two complete, or nearly complete, witnesses to this text, including this one, and this manuscript preserves the most popular of the three versions in which it circulated. If not for medieval interventions, Deeds and Sayings would not have survived in any language. A collection of anecdotes relating how the earliest Romans lived, the work survived in only a single copy into the Middle Ages. Renewed Carolingian interest in the text ensured its survival, and by the thirteenth century complete copies of the text could be found in Italian libraries. Humanist interest in the text begot this Italian translation, produced in the early fourteenth century, and some scholars have suggested that it was the work of the great humanist Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). More recently, scholars have challenged this attribution on textual grounds. Still, the matter warrants further investigation, and this volume should play an important role in such inquiries. PROVENANCE: Evidence of script points to this book's origin in Italy, most likely Northern Italy, in the first half of the fifteenth century, c. 1400-1450. A later inscription suggests that it remained in Italian hands at least as late as the eighteenth century. Belonged to a private European collection. CONDITION: Some discoloration of a few leaves of parchment, an occasional small tear, some worming in the first and final few leaves, some spots and small stains on the binding, otherwise in excellent condition. Full description and photographs available (TM 813). Bookseller Inventory # TM 813

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Des nobles malheureux: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni [BOCCACE]

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. ____ 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 deux feuillets blancs (M10 et EE8). 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. 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. 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. In-folio. [350 x 235 mm] Collation : (8), 304 ff. [notés CCC] Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements à froids sur les plats. (Reliure récente dans le style de l'époque.). Bookseller Inventory # 15089

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AMOROSA VISIONE. [bound with] BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI, attributed: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI

BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI

Published by Zanotti Castiglione per Andrea Calvo, 10 February 1521; Bologna: Franciscus Plato de Benedictis, ca 1492-93, Milan (1492)

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Item Description: Zanotti Castiglione per Andrea Calvo, 10 February 1521; Bologna: Franciscus Plato de Benedictis, ca 1492-93, Milan, 1492. FIRST PRINTING OF BOTH WORKS. 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 BLIND-STAMPED 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 blind-stamped 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 appear in the archives as a binder until 1549. Our binding was probably executed around the time van Doersmaele became the state bookbi. Bookseller Inventory # ST12543

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Le Decameron de Jean Boccace.: EROTICA] - BOCCACCIO,

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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The Decameron Containing an hundred pleasant novels.: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Published by printed by Isaac Jaggard, London (1620)

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Item Description: printed by Isaac Jaggard, London, 1620. First English language edition. One of the classic early works of world literature and a source that Shakespeare drew from. This first translation into English is generally attributed to John Florio. Expertly bound to style in high grain, dark brown morocco with raised bands, gilt borders and central panels. All edges gilt. Title page to the first part mounted, corners of the second leaf (part 1) and the final leaf (part 2) restored. Blank top margin of leaves L(2), L(3), Z(4), aa(1-3) in the second part also restored. Minor soiling to a number of leaves, but mostly in the preliminaries. Penciled notations on the front paste-down and end-paper. Collated complete, with the exception of the two blank leaves, one at the end of part one and the other at the beginning of part two. With all numbering inconsistencies as noted in Pforzheimer, 71. A very handsome and desirable edition, printed by same shop that would print Shakespeare's first folio in 1623. While copies of the second edition of part one, bound with the first edition of part two can usually be located, true first printings of both parts are scarce. This copy with a 1713 ownership signature (John Saunders) in the preliminaries of part one and on the title page of part two, showing a copy that has been together for at least 300 years. From the collection of Brent Gration-Maxfield. Boccaccio's famed story collection, a classic of renaissance literature - and one of the world's great books. The stories of the Decameron are told in turn by a group of young Florentines, who have fled the city in order to escape the Plague. (Boccaccio himself had lost relatives during an epidemic of the Black Death in mid 14th century Florence.) The tales of the Decameron were often inspired by - or directly taken from - folk tales both local to Italy and Europe, as well as many that had their origin in the Middle East or even India. The book was quite popular when it was released, especially with northern Italy's merchant class, and the influence of the Decameron is extremely wide ranging - stretching from Shakespeare and Chaucer, all the way to Edgar Allan Poe. Bookseller Inventory # 1730

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TRAGEDIES, Gathered by Jhon Bochas, of All: Boccaccio Giovanni]; [Early

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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Decameron of Giovanni Boccacci (Il Boccaccio), The: CHIVERS, Cedric; BOCCACCIO,

CHIVERS, Cedric; BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Published by London: The Villon Society, 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: London: The Villon Society, 1886, 1886. A Spectacular Three Volume Vellucent Binding by Cedric ChiversWith Forty-Eight Pieces of Mother-of-PearlCHIVERS, Cedric, binders. BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. The Decameron of Giovanni Boccacci (Il Boccaccio). Now first completely done into English Prose and Verse by John Payne. London: Printed for the Villon Society, 1886. Printed for the Villon Society by Private Subscription and for Private Circulation only, this being copy number 578 (written in ink on verso of half-title of first volume).Three small quarto volumes 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 184 x 147 mm.). xi, [i, blank], 234, [2, blank]; xii, 350, [2, blank]; xi, [i, blank], 354, [1, advertisements], [1, imprint] pp. Bound ca. 1886 by Cedric Chivers of Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-ins. Three highly ornate and intricately decorated 'vellucent' bindings. Full vellum over beveled boards, front covers with a very elaborate watercolor design painted on the underside of the transparent vellum, each with sixteen inlaid corner-pieces of mother-of-pearl. Lower covers with floral designs painted on the underside of the vellum. The three spines are absolutely superbly hand-painted under the vellum, each one featuring a different character from The Decameron, each one with three mother-of-pearl hearts inlaid at foot of spine, decorative gilt board edges and double ruled turn-ins with decorative gilt corner decorations. Original yellow 'mottled' liners and end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. An absolutely stunning set, each volume housed in it's original fleece-lined brown cloth slipcase. Tiny abrasion to front edge of volume I, remains of red leather bookplate on paste-down of volume III. A very fine set. With the small red leather armorial bookplate of Rudolph August Witthouse on front paste-downs of volumes I & II.The three characters on the spines are Vol. I. Dioneo; Vol. II. Filomena; Vol. III. The Narrator. (a pure guess - DJB).The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). 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 The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose. In Italy during the time of the Black Death, a group of seven young women and three young men flee from plague-ridden Florence to a deserted villa in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks. To pass the evenings, every member of the party tells a story each night, except for one day per week for chores, and the holy days in which they do no work at all, resulting in ten nights of storytelling over the course of two weeks. Thus, by the end of the fortnight they have told 100 stories.Rudolph August Witthaus (1846-1915) was an American toxicologist, born in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 1867, and from the medical department of New York University in 1875; studied in the Sorbonne and the College of France; and was professor of chemistry and toxicology at the universities of New York, Vermont, and Buffalo successively, and at Cornell (1898-1911). He acted as toxicological expert in several famous criminal cases. Bookseller Inventory # 04118

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BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by (Al verso del f. CCCLII:) Impresso in Vinegia per Gregorio de Gregori il mese di Maggio dell'anno MDXVI (Venezia, Gregorio de Gregori, 1516), (1516)

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Item Description: (Al verso del f. CCCLII:) Impresso in Vinegia per Gregorio de Gregori il mese di Maggio dell'anno MDXVI (Venezia, Gregorio de Gregori, 1516), 1516. Book Condition: molto buono. in-4 (mm 206x135), ff. (2), CCCLII, (10, ultimo bianco), raffinata legatura d'amatore in marocchino nocciola con filetti a secco e in oro, terminazioni angolari fogliacee ai piatti, dorso a nervi con titolo e fregi floreali (firmata al contropiatto Riviere & Co.). Precede il testo dedica del Dofino "Alle gentil et valorose donne"; in fine Errata e Tavola dell'opera. Prima edizione in formato in-4 e prima a cura del Dolfino, che ebbe il merito di riordinare e presentare l'opera boccaccesca nella sua integrit?: "Niccol? Dolfino, cui deesi questa rara e bella edizione, ebbe veramente il merito di fare i primi passi per ridonare al Decamerone la sua integrit?; per lo che questa ed. sal? in molta fama" (Gamba 169). Edizione estremamente stimata dal punto di vista filologico, ? ricercata anche per la sua rarit? (censita in sole 8 Biblioteche pubbliche italiane); ".oggi di una certa rarit? E' la prima edizione che uscisse nel formato di quarto, e la prima in cui si cercasse di ridurre il Decameron alla sua integrit?", Bacchi della Lega, 34). Ottimo esemplare, a grandi margini (nota di possesso ms. al titolo ''1640. Jo. Giorgio Barichia Romano'', ex libris al verso bianco del primo f.; tracce di polvere al titolo). Borromeo p. 7 e V: ''.primo comparve alla luce il pi? corretto degli altri''. Zambrini 37. Mostre Certaldo n. 48. Olschki n. 3 (questo esemplare). Bookseller Inventory # 0000000000708

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Lydgate, John BOCCACCIO (GIOVANNI)

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Item Description: 1554. A Treatise excellent and compendious, shewing and declaring in manner of Tragedye, the falles of sondry most notable Princes and Princesses vvith other Nobles. through ye mutabilitie and change of vnstedfast Fortune together with their most detestable & wicked vices. First compyled in Latin by the excellent Clerke Bocaticus, an Italian borne. And sence that tyme translated into our English and Vulgare tong, by Dan John Lidgate Monk of Burye. And nowe newly imprynted, corrected, and augmented out of diuerse and sundry Olde writen copies in parchment. In aedibus Richard, [September 10 1554]. Folio, 28 x 19 cm., [ix 4] cxxxiii lvs.;Binding: early 19th century marbled paper over boards and later calf spin with raised bands, gilt lettering and ex-lbris markings in gilt. Ref: S.T.C. 3177 Title within woodcut border (McKerrow & Ferguson 68) but torn at upper margin and repaired, rather heavily wormed also and slightly torn at fore-margins, worming throughout heavy at at first but withering into a single hole, with the 12 fine large woodcuts, printed in BLACK LETTER, marginal tears in leaves 1, 47 and 224, slight damp-staining to upper portions of leaves. Interesting early inscription to upper title page with partial loss of owner Theo Coke. From Sion College Library with the library stamp on the verso of the title. The last six leaves of the Dance of the Macabre appears only in this edition, and is often lacking. The blocks for the woodcuts are from Pynson's second edition of 1527 and are copies of those used in Pynson's 1494 edition. "Ranked as among the best of English sixteenth century wood-engravings" (Pforzheimer 74). Bookseller Inventory # 000133

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Il Decamerone.: BOCCACCIO Giovanni

BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by (Al verso del f. CCCLII:) Impresso in Vinegia per Gregorio de Gregori il mese di Maggio dell'anno MDXVI (Venezia, Gregorio de Gregori, 1516), (1516)

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Item Description: (Al verso del f. CCCLII:) Impresso in Vinegia per Gregorio de Gregori il mese di Maggio dell'anno MDXVI (Venezia, Gregorio de Gregori, 1516), 1516. Book Condition: molto buono. in-4 (mm 186x120), ff. (2), CCCLII, (10, ultimo bianco), raffinata legatura di fine XVIII secolo in marocchino granata a grana larga, filetto oro ai piatti, dorso liscio con filetti e titolo in oro. Precede il testo dedica del Dofino "Alle gentil et valorose donne"; in fine Errata e Tavola dell'opera. Prima edizione in formato in-4 e prima a cura del Dolfino, che ebbe il merito di riordinare e presentare l'opera boccaccesca nella sua integrità: "Niccolò Dolfino, cui deesi questa rara e bella edizione, ebbe veramente il merito di fare i primi passi per ridonare al Decamerone la sua integrità; per lo che questa ed. salì in molta fama" (Gamba 169). Edizione assai stimata dal punto di vista filologico, è ricercata anche per la sua rarità (censita in sole 8 Biblioteche pubbliche italiane); ".oggi di una sicura rarità. E' la prima edizione che uscisse nel formato di quarto, e la prima in cui si cercasse di ridurre il Decameron alla sua integrità", Bacchi della Lega, 34). Ottimo esemplare, a grandi margini, di illustre provenienza: nota di possesso ms. sul primo e ultimo foglio di Sir. Christopher Hutton; nota sulla sguardia anteriore: "a copy of this edition of the Decamerone sold at Col. Stanley's Sale of Books in may 1813 for epound; 63.0.0" (tracce di polvere al titolo; lievi aloni d'umido nel margine superiore degli ultimi ff.). Edizione preziosa. Borromeo p. 7 e V: ''.primo comparve alla luce il più corretto degli altri''. Zambrini 37. Mostre Certaldo n. 48. Olschki n. 3 (questo esemplare). Bookseller Inventory # 0000000005928

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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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Ashendene Press. Boccaccio, Giovanni.

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Item Description: Chelsea: Shelley House, [1913]-1920. Folio, xi, 360pp. Printed notes in red or blue, initials by Graily Hewitt in red or blue, text in black Subiaco type. Full red morocco extra, covers panelled in gilt and blind, backstrip lettered in gilt, untrimmed as issued, a very handsome, suitably restrained binding by Donnelly (signed) in a worn and soiled protective pull-off box. Limited to 105 copies on Batchelor paper with bugle watermark. This is an underestimated Ashendene folio surely the equal of its companions though perhaps less cherished for being in Italian. Belle da Costa Greene (quoted by Franklin, p. 132) wrote: "It is the finest piece of modern bookmaking and printing I have ever seen" and Cockerell (per Franklin again) also noted: "It is a truly magnificent volume & without a flaw". Franklin himself notes: "A curiously neglected volume, excelling simply in design and colour". The printing for this volume began in October 1913 but was interrupted by World War I. The book was not completed until December 1920. Only 80 copies on paper were offered for sale and another 6 (of an intended ten) copies were printed on vellum. Hornby 29; Franklin p.239. Bookseller Inventory # 107828

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Published by In Venetia, appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, alla Bottega d'Erasmo. MDLVII (1557) (1557)

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Item Description: In Venetia, appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, alla Bottega d'Erasmo. MDLVII (1557), 1557. Book Condition: molto buono. 2 parti in 1 volume in-4, pp.(8), 496, (16); (56), con il Vocabolario. Importante legatura francese dell'eopica con duplice filetto e terminazioni angolari floreali ai piatti, al centro emblema con tre crescenti lunari intrecciati tra loro, al dorso elementi floreali coevi, aggiunti in epoca di poco posteriore titolo,autore e collocazione "XIII", il tutto impresso in oro (abili restauri agli spigoli e alle cerniere). Edizione arricchita da 10 silografie a 3/4 di pagina e decine di iniziali istoriate, impresa dello stampatore ai frontespizi. L'emblema dei croissant lunari, noto simbolo di Diana di Poitiers, e la tipologia di testo farebbero avvicinare questo volume ad una delle più prestigiose colelzioni di libri del XVI secolo. La contessa di Saint-Vallier (1499-1566), duchessa d'Étampes, duchessa del Valentinois fu amante ufficiale del re Enrico II di Francia fino alla morte di quest'ultimo. Persino Caterina de' Medici, moglie di Enrico II, dovette cedere all'ascendente della favorita sul re, che si circondò di una corte brillante. Fece costruire da Philibert Delorme il Castello di Chenonceaux, una delle opere più belle dell'epoca. Alla morte del Re (1559), Caterina de' Medici divenne reggente del figlio Francesco II e obbligò Diana di Poitiers a restituire alla corona il Castello di Chenonceaux in cambio del castello di Chaumont. "La librairie que Diane établit au château d'Anet pouvait être comptée parmi les merveilles que la Renaissance avait créées dans ce séjour enchanté" (Quentin Bauchart, Les Femmes bibliophiles, 1914). Sono noti diversi volumi della sua collezione, riccamente rilegati con complicati fregi tra cui compaiono sempre i crescenti lunari e molto spesso il monogramma dei due amanti intrecciati (che peraltro Caterina de' Medici usò anche dopo la morte del marito). La "povertà" della presente legatura rispetto alle altre note potrebbe dipendere dal fatto che Enrico II era all'epoca morto (essendo il volume edito nel 1557 ma probabilmente rilegato qualche anno dopo) e Diane di Poitiers già decaduta. Ottimo esemplare. Papanti, p. 43. Passano I, pp. 75-76. Bookseller Inventory # 0000000041378

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IL DECAMERONE: FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS).

FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS). BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI

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

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Item Description: Londra [i.e., Paris], 1757. First Edition with these Illustrations. 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). 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, 1699-1. Bookseller Inventory # ST12596

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Giovanni Boccaccio

Published by Walter J. Black, Inc., New York

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Item Description: Walter J. Black, Inc., New York. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Light corner/edge wear. Cloth spine and boards are faded. Pages edges soiled. Interior soiled. Bookseller Inventory # 013031

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BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by La fama parla. Chi al mondo acquistar vole honor e gloria. (In fine:) Stampado in Venetia : per maistro Zuanne de Trino chimato [sic] Tacuino, m.d.vi adi vi de marzo (1506), (1506)

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Item Description: La fama parla. Chi al mondo acquistar vole honor e gloria. (In fine:) Stampado in Venetia : per maistro Zuanne de Trino chimato [sic] Tacuino, m.d.vi adi vi de marzo (1506), 1506. Book Condition: molto buono. in-4, ff. n.n. 154, (manca il primo fascicolo; i 6 fogli in ottimo facsimile) leg. antica piena pergamena. Al titolo raffinata silografia a mezza pag. che raffigura un trionfo di donne famose, di evidente ispirazione al "Polifilo", con iscrizione "Lucrecia Perusina" (Lucrezia Baglioni Vitelli, cui Vincenzo Bagli dedica l'edizione). Nel testo, 105 silografie (alcune ripetute) con ritratti di donne a figura intera, ambientate in variati paesaggi. La maggior parte è ottenuta mediante l'impressione di un piccolo legno con differenti volti femminili, e del legno con il corpo ed il paesaggio, in modo da variare il più possibile le figure. Non ci risulta che questo geniale (e tecnicamente complesso, seppur non raffinato) procedimento, sia stato attuato in alcuna altra edizione. Prima traduzione italiana, ad opera di Vincenzo Bagli, di quest'opera, sapiente miscela tra l'erudizione storica e la novella, dedicata dal Boccaccio alla bellissima Andrea Acciauoli. Scritta dopo il 1360, contiene le biografie di 104 donne illustri, da Eva alla regina Giovanna di Napoli. Precedono il testo la dedica del traduttore a Lucrezia Baglioni, ed un Proemio. Splendida edizione volgare figurata, alquanto rara e dalle inusuali e caratteristiche iconografie. "L'abbigliamento rieccheggia quello di Caterina Cornaro di Gentile Bellini. La maggior parte delle silografie è ottenuta con l'impressione di due legni, sì che con un numero ristretto di legni combinati e per di più usando più volte a rotazione la stessa combinazione, si è ottenuto un folto gruppo. Talune vignette hanno anche un valore ambientale, e sanno già di garbata scenetta di genere." (Mostra di Certaldo, 1975, n. 40). Buon esempl., malgrado i primi 6 fogli facsimilati e macchie d'inchiostro su 5 ff. Sander 1088. Essling 1505. Cat. Dyson Perrins 178. Bacchi della Lega 29.6. Bookseller Inventory # 0000000000950

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BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by Nuovamente stampato in Venetia per Bernardino de/ Lesona Vercellese. Nel anno del Si/ gnore. M.D.XX. Adi. xxii. Marzo (1520), (1520)

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Item Description: Nuovamente stampato in Venetia per Bernardino de/ Lesona Vercellese. Nel anno del Si/ gnore. M.D.XX. Adi. xxii. Marzo (1520), 1520. Book Condition: molto buono. in-4, 208 ff.n.n., caratt. romano su due colonne. Titolo in carattere gotico racchiuso in una larga bordura silografica su quattro lati, elegantemente figurata; nel lato superiore i ritratti di Boccaccio e Fiammetta a mezzo busto, affiancati. Gran numero di lettere iniziali variamente ornate, di differenti dimensioni. Legatura del XVII sec. in p.pelle, dorso a nervi interamente decorato in oro (ex-libris ms. settecentesco all'interno del primo piatto). Bella e rarissima edizione della Fiammetta, della quale solo sette esemplari sono presenti in biblioteche italiane. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Sander n.1094. Zambrini n.149 (non visto). Cat. Unico ediz. XVI sec., n.2394. Br.Mus. S.T. Italian, p.111. Mancava al Cat. Mostra Bocc. alla Laurenziana del 1975. Bookseller Inventory # 0000000002597

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Philocolo in lingua vulgare tosca composto per: BOCCACCIO Giovanni

BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by (In fine, f. CI verso: colophon:) Qui finisce il Philocolo con la vita di Messer Iohanne Boccatio. Impresso in Venetia per Augustino de Zanni nel M.D.XIIII. (Venezia, 10 aprile 1514), (1514)

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Item Description: (In fine, f. CI verso: colophon:) Qui finisce il Philocolo con la vita di Messer Iohanne Boccatio. Impresso in Venetia per Augustino de Zanni nel M.D.XIIII. (Venezia, 10 aprile 1514), 1514. Book Condition: molto buono. in-folio (mm.300x205), ff. CV, (1b.). Legatura d'amatore moderna, d'imitazione antica, in pieno cuoio, riquadro in oro ed a secco con fregi e scritte in oro sui piatti, dorso a nervi con fregi. Testo su due colonne in car. romano, numerose iniziali silogr. ornate su fondo nero (magnifica la prima, più grande, che raffigura un gufo). In fine la "Vita di. Boccatio composto (sic) per Hieronymo Squarzafico de Alexandria". Rara pregevolissima edizione, la seconda del XVI secolo, dopo le svariate edizioni del secolo precedente, di questa celebre opera che si vuole sia stato il primo lavoro del Boccaccio, scritto nel 1341. Romanzo in sette libri scritto su invito di Fiammetta ossia Maria d'Aquino, letterariamente basato sulla leggenda diffusissima di Fiorio e Biancofiore. Bell'esempl. (piccoli lavori di tarlo restaurati nel margine inferiore di pochi fogli; antica nota di possesso nella parte alta del titolo). Ediz. mancante a BMC e Adams. Bacchi della Lega 104. Censimento 2377. Graesse I, 1455. Brunet I, 1014. Bookseller Inventory # 0000000002399

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BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by (In fine:) Venetiis, per Georgium de Rusconibus mediolanensem, XIX dec. MCCCCCIII (Venezia 1503), (1503)

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Item Description: (In fine:) Venetiis, per Georgium de Rusconibus mediolanensem, XIX dec. MCCCCCIII (Venezia 1503), 1503. Book Condition: molto buono. in-folio (mm.300x205), ff. 75 non num. (segn. A-H8, I4, K7, manca l'ultimo foglio bianco). Leg. 800.esca d'amatore in pieno. marocchino blu, duplice riquadro oro sui piatti, titolo su tassello rosso e ricchi fregi oro al dorso, dentelle int. Tit. in car. semigotico, testo in car. rom., iniziali silografiche ornate, marca tip. in fine. Al verso del tit. trovasi una prefazione o avviso ("Zilius De hiis quae Iohannes Boccatius edidit") che cita le opere composte dal Boccaccio; segue la lunga "Epistola" a Pino De Rossi (consolatoria per il di lui esilio), seguono due lunghe canzoni non composte dal Boccaccio, bensì attribuite, in vari codici antichi mss., a Jacopo Sanguinacci, poeta del XV sec.; è invece di Boccaccio la ballata "Il fior che ?l valor perde" al recto del f. 14, dopo la quale inizia il testo di "Ameto". Terza edizione, rarissima, dell'Ameto (la prima è del 1478, la seconda dell'anno successivo), celebre «favola idillico-allegorica, nota anche sotto il titolo di "Commedia delle ninfe fiorentine" o "Ninfale d'Ameto". Composta, con tutta probabilità, fra il 1341 e il 1342, l'opera è in prosa. intercalata da brani lirici in terza rima, conformemente ai modelli medievali.» (Diz. Bompiani, Opere I, p. 110). Nonostante il titolo plurale ("Comedie"), il contenuto del vol. è quello dettagliatamente riferito sopra. Esempl. stupendo, di provenienza nobiliare inglese (due ex-libris applicati nei contropiatti), a grandi margini, assai fresco (brevi eleganti postille ms. coeve nel margine dei dei primi 14 ff.). Bacchi della Lega pp. 98-9. Zambrini col. 140-1. Gamba 200, note. STC 107. Adams, B-2129. Bookseller Inventory # 0000000002586

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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. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Edition originale. 230 X300 mm. El Decameron AUTORES: Boccaccio, Laurent Premarfait ILUSTRADOR: Maître de Citè des Dames FORMATO: 23 x 30 cm. original en francés ENCUADERNACIÓN: Artesana, igual original BAV TIRADA: 2990 ej. Numerados y certificados notarialmente Precio: 5.000,00 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: l ¿ original en francés ENCUADERNACIÓN: Artesana, igual original BAV TIRADA: 2990 ej. Numerados y certificados notarialmente Precio: 5.250,00 ¿. Bookseller Inventory # 006150

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La Fiammetta del Boccaccio per messer Tizzone: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

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

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Item Description: P. Alex. pag. Benacenses. .F. Bena. .V. .V. (Alessandro Paganino), Toscolano Maderno, 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. Italian. Bookseller Inventory # L1521

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BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by (In fine:) Impressa in Vinegia per me Girolamo Pentio da Lecco a 7 di marzo 1528, (1528)

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Item Description: (In fine:) Impressa in Vinegia per me Girolamo Pentio da Lecco a 7 di marzo 1528, 1528. Book Condition: molto buono. in-4, ff. 66 n.n. (segn.: A-O4, P6, S4), testo in carattere corsivo su due colonne; leg. primo '800 in mezza pelle verde, tassello e fregi oro al dorso. Frontespizio figurato con bella cornice silografica in quattro blocchi con motivi floreali e putti, assai elaborata e decorativa. In fine grande impresa dello stampatore, gi? di Jacopo Pencio, con Pegaso entro cornice di mm 82x70, arricchita di fregi silografici (non riscontrata dai comuni repertori). Terza edizione (prima Ferrara 1475, seconda Napoli ca. 1490) della Teseida, poema in dodici libri in ottave, composto tra il 1339 e 1441, nel quale Boccaccio si propose di rinnovare in volgare il genere epico. L'opera ? preceduta da una dedica del Boccaccio di tre pagine in prosa a Fiammetta. L'edizione ? arricchita da una dedica di Tizzone Gaetano al signor Pirro di Gonzaga. Tizzone fu un noto ed operoso collaboratore culturale dell'editoria veneziana cinquecentesca, che nel 1524 appront? l'edizione dell'Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta e cur?, negli anni successivi, le Stanze del Poliziano, il Filocolo e la Teseida appunto, ove appare costante la sua preoccupazione di restituire i testi al loro aspetto originario. Assai rara (censita in sole 16 biblioteche italiane). Bell'esempl. (tracce di polvere sul primo e ultimo foglio). Gamba 218: ''Rarissima''. Bacchi della Lega 126. Mostra di manoscritti, documenti e edizioni, Firenze 1975, 74. Adams-B 2186. STC 111. Essling II/2, p. 655. Sander 1095. Bookseller Inventory # 0000000002835

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Decameron: MINGUZZI - Boccaccio

MINGUZZI - Boccaccio Giovanni

Published by Milano, Teodorani, (1975)

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Item Description: Milano, Teodorani, 1975. Book Condition: Ottimo (Fine). Con le prime 20 novelle di Giovanni Boccaccio, 68 fregi e 55 litografie originali a colori di Luciano Minguzzi, di cui 20 a piena pagina, firmate dall'Artista (cm 47x35 - 12x15). Testo trascritto a mano dall'Editore con penna a inchiostro litografico direttamente su lastre di zinco. Per la realizzazione del volume sono state stampate 332 lastre delle quali, le 20 riguardanti le litografie grandi, biffate e conservate. Edizione firmata dall'Artista e dall'Editore. Folio (cm 51x39). pp. 112. . Ottimo (Fine). Abrasioni alla custodia (Damage to the slip-case). Edizione di 100 + XXX es. numerati e firmati. . Bookseller Inventory # 0000000102992

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Boccaccio,Giovanni.

Published by Treccani, Roma, (2013)

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Item Description: Treccani, Roma, 2013. Book Condition: NUOVO. riproduzione integrale del manoscritto Holkham mise. 49, conservato a Oxford, presso la Bodleian Library. cm.26,5x35,6, pp.340, (172 carte) num.carte miniate, capilettera e iniziali. "Tiratura mondiale di 599 copie numerate a mano. Il libro è stampato su carta pergamenata Luxor delle cartiere Fedrigoni, oro a spruzzo sui tre lati del taglio; custodito in una "scatola-libro" con coperchio a incastro e inserimento dall'alto, rivestita in" "Roma, Treccani 2013, cm.26,5x35,6, pp.340, (172 carte) num.carte miniate, capilettera e iniziali. legatura in velluto di seta rosso, piatto anteriore con impressione in oro; capitelli in cotone e oro, realizzati a mano; Tiratura mondiale di 599 copie numerate a mano. Il libro è stampato su carta pergamenata Luxor delle cartiere Fedrigoni, oro a spruzzo sui tre lati del taglio; custodito in una "scatola-libro" con coperchio a incastro e inserimento dall'alto, rivestita in in piena pelle." legatura in velluto di seta rosso, piatto anteriore con impressione in oro; capitelli in cotone e oro, realizzati a mano; Bookseller Inventory # 222307

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Item Description: Jean Gourmont Paris o.J. (wahrscheinlich 1510), 1510. Gebunden. Opergament, 4_, 231s., fachmaennisch restauriert, die letzten 18 Seiten mit kl. Ausrissen mit geringem Textverlust., Ausrisse restauriert., in gutem Zustand., [AZA4,8]., Deutsch 1200g. 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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BOCCACCIO Giovanni

Published by Boschi, Laghi, Fiumi, Stagni, Paluci, Golfi e Mari. poste sono le prouincie di tutto 'l mondo.Asia, Europa e Aphrica. Venezia, Gregorio de' Gregori, s.d., 1530 ca.], (1530)

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Item Description: Boschi, Laghi, Fiumi, Stagni, Paluci, Golfi e Mari. poste sono le prouincie di tutto 'l mondo.Asia, Europa e Aphrica. Venezia, Gregorio de' Gregori, s.d., 1530 ca.], 1530. Book Condition: molto buono. in-4, ff. (4), LXX (segn.: *2, A-H8, I6), leg. in cartonato e mezza pelle (difetti al dorso). Prima edizione della traduzione italiana del ''De montibus.'', una sorta di dizionario dei nomi geografici che s'incontrano negli scrittori classici e moderni. L'opera del Boccaccio apparve per la prima volta nel 1473 presso la bottega del Vindelinus; il volgarizzamento risale presumibilmente ai primi decenni del XVI secolo ed è opera del veneziano Niccolò Liburnio (1474-1557), canonico della basilica di S. Marco e studioso dei tre grandi trecentisti, che curò anche un ampliamento del testo ''Et in fine per lo sopradetto M. Nicolo Liburnio poste sono le prouincie di tutto'l mondo, cioe d'Asia, Europa, et Aphrica. Et in che modo molte delle dette furono chiamate da gli antichi.'' . dedicò la traduzione dell'opera a Benedetto di Martini, cavaliere gerosolimitano. Edizione priva dell'indicazione dell'anno e dello stampatore, è stata avvicinata alla bottega di Gregorio de' Gregori (Hortis) o più genericamente all'ambito veneziano (STC), ma comunque è ritenuta essere degli anni venti-trenta del Cinquecento. Buon esempl. (; sul verso dell'ultimo f. nota di possesso ms. di mano cinquecentesca ''Di Matteo di Cesari Ragunesi''). Bacchi della Lega, 19. STC 109. Mostra manoscritti, Firenze 1975, 54. Hortis Studj, 867-868. Adams B-2188: ''Venice, c. 1530''. DBIt X, pp. 838-856. . Bookseller Inventory # 0000000002836

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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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Giovanni Boccaccio

Published by Medieval Text Association (1974)

ISBN 10: 0914836005 ISBN 13: 9780914836001

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Item Description: Medieval Text Association, 1974. Imitation Leather. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0914836005

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