The nymphs of fiesole...with the woodcuts made by Bartolommeo di Giovanni for a lost quattrocento edition, which were used to illustrate various later texts and have now been reassembled and recut.
Verona. Editiones Officinae Bodoni, 1952.
Quarto. Limited edition of 225 copies on hand-made Fabriano paper, of which this is copy number 160. xi, , 127pp, . With 23 woodcuts and a facsimile of the title page of the 1597 English edition. Original publisher's vellum-backed patterned paper boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., others uncut. Lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Internally immaculate.
A remarkably handsome edition of Boccaccio's greatest poem and unquestionably the best of his minor works. This edition unites the Elizabethan English translation with the woodcuts created for a lost fifteenth-century Italian edition£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 24646