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Lot 0066
GIUNTINE EDITION OF A GREAT CLASSIC OF ITALIAN LITERATURE

Boccace (Boccaccio, Giovanni). Il Decameron di messer Giouanni Boccacci cittadin fiorentino, di nuouo ristampato, e riscontrato in Firenze con testi antichi, & alla sua vera lezione ridotto dal caualier Lionardo Saluiati, [...]. Seconda editione. In Firenze: nella stamperia de' Giunti, del mese d'ottobre 1582 (In Firenze: nella stamperia de' Giunti, del mese di nouembre 1582).

4to (218x148 mm), half vellum binding with marbled paper at boards; pp. [32], 585, [79].
Xyl. Giuntine devices at title-page and at end.
Xyl. initials and ornaments.
Other colophon at leaf 2o5v: In Firenze nella stamperia di Filippo & Iacopo Giunti, e' compagni 1582.

Boccaccio's epic is edited here by Leonardo Salviati (1540-1589), a Florentine nobleman, who was a founder member of the Accademia della Crusca.
This literary ten-day odyssey became the emblem of creative expression in the Italian Renaissance about the human experience, its nature and psyche.

References: IT\ICCU\CNCE\006373. OCLC, 915374167.

Condition

Traces of use and abrasions to the binding. Soiling at title-page and some other pages. Light browning and water stains.

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€300.00

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[Tales] Boccaccio, Il Decameron, 1582

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