Basile, Giovanni Batiste (Translation By Sir Richard Burton)
Title Il Pentamerone: Or the Tale of Tales
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good Plus
Edition First Thus.
Publisher New York Liveright Publishing Corporation 1943
Seller ID 002862
New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1943. Originally written in 1634, this is the progenitor of many fairy tales later related by the Brothers Grimm; in the Neopolitan dialect, Sir Richard Burton's translation dates to 1893. This is a Fine copy of a reissue by Liveright in a "Black & Gold Edition." The binding is exactly that: black cloth with fancy gold filligree design on the spine; with blue labels and the lettering in gilt. Clean text; xxiii, 455 pages. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus); unclipped, and with a very bright front cover; some edgewear, and with one closed tear; the spine has faded. Nonetheless, it presents very well. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition.