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1 Giovanni / Aldington, trans Boccaccio Decameron, The
International Collectors Library January 1930 B0026QYF84 
Hardcover Used - Very Good No Jacket Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. International Collectors Library n.d. 8vo. Blue leatherette boards. Very good - unread. 548pp. Rough cut page edges. Ribbon place marker. It opens with a description of the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) and leads into an introduction of a group of seven young women and three young men who fled from plague-ridden Florence for a villa outside of the city walls. To pass the time, each member of the party tells one story for every one of the ten nights spent at the villa. 0.00 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio; (The Modern library of the world's best books [71])
Modern Library January 1955 B0006AU428 First Edition 
Hardcover Used - Very Good Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Fine/no jacket as issue GREAT CONDITION, BEAUTIFUL COPY. Recommended reading for anyone interested in literature and medieval history. The 'Decameron' is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Other topics such as wit and witticism, practical jokes and worldly initiation also form part of the mosaic. Beyond its entertainment and literary popularity, it remains an important historical document of life in the fourteenth century. 0.00 
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