Item #75222 THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO: Translated by Richard Aldington. Giovanni / Rockwell Kent Boccaccio.
THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO: Translated by Richard Aldington

THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO: Translated by Richard Aldington

Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc., 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. This is copy No. 230 of 1,500 copies signed by the illustrator, Rockwell Kent. Regarded as a masterpiece of classical Italian prose, this collection of tales was written between 1349 and 1353, and concerns ten young people fleeing plague-ridden Florence for a delightful villa in nearby Fiesole, telling stories during their ten-day journey. Octavo, two volumes. Original burgundy cloth bindings, with gilt titles. A fine set. Housed in the publisher's slipcase, which is a bit edgeworn with some minor toning. Fine. Item #75222

Price: $250.00

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