Boccaccio's Decameron. Boccaccio.
Boccaccio's Decameron.
Boccaccio's Decameron.
Boccaccio's Decameron.
Boccaccio's Decameron.
Boccaccio's Decameron.
Boccaccio's Decameron.
Boccaccio's Decameron.
(Shakespeare Head Press)

Boccaccio's Decameron.

Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1934. Two quarto volumes. xvi, 326 ; xvi, 274pp. One of 325 copies. With headlines and chapter headings printed in blue Poliphilus capitals and double-column text in Caslon. Double-page title with architectural frame, which is repeated five times. Features 100 woodcut illustrations by R.J. Beedham and E. Joyce Francis, reduced from the Venetian edition printed in 1492 by the Gregorii brothers. In addition there are eleven larger woodcuts of the company of storytellers. The ornamental initials, printed in blue, are based on the initials of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Bound in three-quarter blue morocco with cream cloth covers. Minor bumps to corners of both volumes, as well as expected soiling to covers. Else a near fine set of an pleasingly printed text. Item #28290

Price: $950.00

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