Boccacio’s Decameron. by SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS.

Boccacio’s Decameron. by SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. < >

~ Boccacio’s Decameron.

Oxford Basil Blackwell for Shakespeare Head Press 1934-1935

One of only 325 copies, this no. 90. Two volumes. Printed in blue and black with wood engravings cut by R.J. Beedham and E. Joyce Francis from those in the edition of the ‘Decameron’ printed by the Brothers Gregorii at Venice in 1492. Decorative initial letters, capitals and headlines, mostly printed in blue, are in part after the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Large 4to., original half blue morocco with cream buckram sides, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, with blue marbled endpapers, some rubbing and bumping to extremities, hinge of volume one splitting but still strong, a touch of soiling to cloth, otherwise a good set.

The text is from the English translation printed by Isaac Jaggard for Mathew Lownes in 1625.

Stock ref: 8612
Keywords: Book, Private Press
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