Giovanni Boccaccio, The Modell of witt [Decameron Book 1], 1625 - title page, p.A2r.

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Date:1625

Description:Italian stories provide source material

Giovanni Boccaccio is known chiefly for Decameron, which was written in 1353. This is a collection of a hundred tales told by ten people who have taken refuge from the plague in Florence. The Decameron was not published in English in Shakespeare's lifetime but William Painter’s Palace of Pleasure (1567) contained English versions of several of the tales, making them readily available to Elizabethans.

Full title: Giovanni Boccaccio, The modell of witt, mirth, eloquence and conversation, translated by J. Florio [The Decameron, book 1], London, Printed by I. Jaggard for M. Lowndes, 1625.
Bound with: Giovanni Boccaccio, The The Decameron...,[Book 2] translated by J. Florio, London, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, 1620.


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