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The Decameron by  Giovanni Boccaccio - Limited Edition. First Printing - 1979 - from Round Table Books, LLC (SKU: 28046)

The Decameron

The Decameron by  Giovanni Boccaccio - Limited Edition. First Printing - 1979 - from Round Table Books, LLC (SKU: 28046)

The Decameron

by Boccaccio, Giovanni

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Condition
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Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1979. Limited Edition. First Printing. Leather. Publisher's full green leather, spine in three compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remaining compartment, gilt borders and intricate gilt foliate tooling on covers, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with B&W drawings and page decorations by Murray Tinkelman. Notes from the Editors laid in.. The top edge of the moire silk endpapers are mildly sunned (as usual), otherwise the volume is in perfect, pristine condition; unmarked, tight, square, and clean. FINE.. The 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series. B&W Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xxxi, 738 pp .

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
Round Table Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
28046
Title
The Decameron
Author
Boccaccio, Giovanni
Illustrator
Murray Tinkelman
Format/binding
Leather
Book condition
Used - Fine with No dust jacket as issued
Edition
Limited Edition. First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center, PA
Date Published
1979
Keywords
Literature;, Fine Binding;, Boccaccio;, Franklin Library;, The 100 Greatest Books of All Time;, Illustrated Books;, Gift Ideas;, Erotica;, Medieval Literature;
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About Round Table Books, LLC

Round Table Books, LLC lists rare, beautiful and interesting books. All books are described accurately, packed carefully and shipped promptly. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Any book may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund.

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