Del Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccacci Cittadino Fiorentino
8 p.l. & 425 pages; Contemporary vellum, label titled in gilt (the gilt is now mostly eroded from the impressions of the lettering). Title page in red and black, printer's device of a globe on a stand. Brunet I, 1002-3 asserts that the imprint "In Amsterdamo" is fictitious in that this editon was actually printed in Naples. He also suggests that "Cette édition est réputée fort bonne..." Brunet further states that this highly esteemed edition was also reprinted, but that the earlier edition is to be preferred to the reprints. This volume meets both of Brunet's specific points of issue to distinguish the first impression: (the readings "ciascun" on page 17, line 40; and "meccanici" on page 115 line 33). The first volume only, (of two, lacking the final volume of 343 pp.) Stain at the center of the front free endpaper (the product of an attempt to eradicate a signature or inscription). Text and binding clean. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.