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

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Date:1620

Description:A Shakespeare source with a fine binding.

This volume's fine binding given to it by a nineteenth-century owner, is in green Morocco goatskin, with fine gold-tooling, including decoration along the inside edges of both the boards. The volume also has gold applied to all its page edges, as can be seen from this view of the title-page opening.

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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Donor ref:SR/OS 99.4 Italian [32,402] (32/10611)

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