Title The Decameron (Two Volumes)
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus
Publisher New York Boni & Liveright 1925
Illustrator Clara Tice
Seller ID 004003
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. Here is a beautiful set of Boccaccio's erotic masterpiece, number 62 in an edition LIMITED to 1000 copies that have been SIGNED by the publisher. Large, heavy octavos, "For Subscribers Only". Dark green cloth bindings, ruled, with a gilt medalion of the author on the front cover; gilt lettering on the spine. The Translation is by John Payne; Introduction by Francis Hueffer. Absolutely clean text on heavy stock. Volume One (xxix, 374 pages) goes to the end of the Fifth Day; Volume Two (355 pages) includes three Appendices, by Richard Garret, Sir Walter Raleigh, and W.P. Ker. The spines are lightly faded, and the front hinge of Volume One is cracking; else Fine copies of this quite attractive edition.. Signed by Publisher. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Clara Tice. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.