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CONTES ET NOUVELLES DE BOCACE FLORENTIN: Traduction libre, accommodee au gout de ce temps, & enrichie de figures en taille-douce gravees par Mr. Romain de Hooge.

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CONTES ET NOUVELLES DE BOCACE FLORENTIN: Traduction libre, accommodee au gout de ce temps, & enrichie de figures en taille-douce gravees par Mr. Romain de Hooge.

by Boccaccio, Giovanni; Decamerone. French. Illustrated by Romeyn de Hooghe

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Chez George Gallet, A Amsterdam: MDCXCVII []., 1697 Two volumes. pp. v. 1: [24], 366 ; v. 2: 427, [13] Plus frontis and with 100 etchings by de Hooghe preceding each of the 100 novellas. First title page printed in red and black. Contemporary French full leather speckled calf bindings. 12 mo. 160mm. The etchings are boldly printed. Hardbound. Very Good+. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was one of the greatest of Italian poets. He mingled in courtly and scholarly society, and turned to story-writing in verse and prose. In 1350 he met Petrarch in Florence, and began his life as an ardent soldier in the cause of 'the new learning'. Around the same time he moved to Padua where he joined the court of Louis of Bavaria as Ambassador from the city-state of Florence. Later he served Florence (and humanism) as ambassador to many other Courts. The Decameron is a collection of novellas 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 uniques document of life at the time. Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was an extremely important and prolific late Dutch Baroque, painter, sculptor, engraver, printmaker, and caricaturist. This is the first de Hooghe edition of the Decameron. References: Landwehr 88; Hollstein IX 404-490; Grasse I 453; Brunet I 1006-7; Cohen-de Ricci 161. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 2/1 LRear. Hardcover.

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THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA US (US)
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Title
CONTES ET NOUVELLES DE BOCACE FLORENTIN: Traduction libre, accommodee au gout de ce temps, & enrichie de figures en taille-douce gravees par Mr. Romain de Hooge.
Author
Boccaccio, Giovanni; Decamerone. French. Illustrated by Romeyn de Hooghe
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Hardcover
Book condition
Used
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Hardcover
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Chez George Gallet, A Amsterdam: MDCXCVII [].
Date published
1697
Keywords
FRANCE ITALIAN DUTCH BOCCACCIO ILLUSTRATION ENGRAVINGS ROMEYN DE HOOGHE DECAMERONE
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ILLUSTRATED; FRENCH / FRANCE;
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