Item #39576 The DECAMERON. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation Framed in Ten Dayes, of an Hundred Curious Pieces, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen; Preserved to Posterity. John. . Edward Hutton - Contributor. Fritz Kredel - Boccaccio, 1313 - 1375 Giovanni Boccaccio.

The DECAMERON. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation Framed in Ten Dayes, of an Hundred Curious Pieces, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen; Preserved to Posterity.

New York: The Heritage Press, (1940). 1st edition thus, i.e., the 1st version published by Heritage Press with Kredel's woodcut illustrations, ca 1948 (? Cf. Sandglass No. 11L). xxii, 536, [2] pp. Renaissance-style woodcuts by Kredel throughout. 10-1/2" x 7-3/4". Full tan sheepskin binding, gilt stamped lettering and raised bands to spine. TEG. Brown paper slipcase (gilt printing to one side). Light wear to binding, spine slightly sunned and has some small stains to the lower spine. Box rubbed and sunned, gilt fading. A VG+ copy in a Good+ slipcase. Item #39576

"The typography has been planned by George Macy." - Colophon.

Price: $750.00