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The Decameron

by Boccaccio, Giovanni

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Near Fine/Very Good
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About This Item

New York: Modern Library, 1955. Signature on fep, else close to fine. Price clipped jacket and sunning to red portion of spine which is maybe 1/5 of the spine. In mylar. . Early Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Synopsis

In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. They amuse themselves by each telling a story a day for the ten days they are destined to remain there - a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fate. Less preoccupied with abstract concepts of morality or religion than earthly values, the tales range from the bawdy Peronella hiding her lover in a tub to Ser Cepperallo, who, despite his unholy effrontery, becomes a Saint. The result is a towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative.

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Bookseller
Timothy Norlen Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
011172
Title
The Decameron
Author
Boccaccio, Giovanni
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
Early Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Modern Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1955
Bookseller catalogs
Classic Authors;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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Timothy Norlen Bookseller

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About Timothy Norlen Bookseller

I am a internet based bookstore that specializes in Modern First Editions, film sources, Mystery and Detective fiction and Western Americana. I have approximately 10,000 books, primarily first editions with about 1300 of them signed by the author. I try and stock only books that are sound, clean and attractive.

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price clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
jacket
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