Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, 1620 -Book 2, title page

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Date:1620

Description:A Shakespeare source translated into English.

The two volumes of the Decameron in the English translation by John Florio came from the workshop of the same printer, Isaac Jaggard, who was responsible for the ‘First Folio’ of Shakespeare’s plays in 1623. William Painter's The Palace of Pleasure (1567) used stories from the Decameron. It is probable that it was in Painter's work that Shakespeare first encountered them.


Full Title: Giovanni Boccaccio, The The Decameron..., translated by J. Florio, London, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, 1620.
Bound with: Giovanni Boccaccio, The modell of witt, mirth, eloquence and conversation, translated by J. Florio, London, Printed by I. Jaggard for M. Lowndes, 1625.


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