Lot 43 of 338:
Boccaccio Decameron 1729 reprint of 1527 edition  

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Title:
Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni Boccaccio Nvovamente Corretto et Con Diligentia Stampato
Author:
Boccaccio, Giovanni
Place:
[Venice]
Publisher:
[Pasinello]
Date:
[1729]
Description:

[8], 284 leaves. Woodcut printer's device on title and verso of final leaf. (4to) 23x16 (9x6¼"), period vellum. Facsimile Edition.

The famous 18th century facsimile of the 1527 edition published in Florence "per le Heredi di Philippo di Giunta". Limited to 300 copies, the facsimile is distinguished from the original by the renumbering of leaves 42, 101 and 108, which were incorrect in the earlier printing. 

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Condition:
Tears to vellum at spine with spine panels lifting, boards somewhat bowed, some soiling to vellum; ripple to leaves, top fore-edge corner of some leaves bumped; about very good.
 
Item number:
305813
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