Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, 1620 - book 2 p.13v

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Date:1620

Description:Fine printing in Shakespeare's time.

This volume was printed by Isaac Jaggard who worked alongside his father, William, and later inherited the family printing house. Isaac’s fine edition of Boccaccio's work was decorated with ornate engravings as well as decorative capital letters throughout the text.

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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