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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni.
The Decameron or Ten Days Entertainment of Boccaccio. Translated from the Italian. In Two Volumes [by CHARLES BALGUY].

To which are prefixed, Remarks on the Life and Writings of Boccaccio, and an Advertisement, By the Author of Old Nick, a Piece of Family Biography, &c. [EDWARD DUBOIS].

pp. 350, (i) Advertisement, (i) blank. Aquatinted portrait frontispiece of Boccaccio by Ridley, after Titian, title vignette; (ii), 395, (i) blank. Title vignette. Lacking half titles. Early calf gilt, external joints worn but boards holding firm, one of the four labels badly worn, the odd corner worn, text clean with minimal marginal foxing, both titles with the top corner cut off not affecting text obviously to remove a name, the fore-edges stencilled with fern design, a decent set overall.

For Vernor and Hood, and others. London.

Date Published: 1804. Second edition, Corrrected and Improved. 8vo.

Stock No. 61896

Price: 90.00