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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313--1375)
[Decamerone. 1727]
Il decamerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio nuovamente corretto et con diligentia stampato. Tomo primo (secondo).
In Londra 1727.
2 vols ; 16.5 cm. (12º)
I: XXXX, 417, [13] p.
II: 532, [14] p.

The imprint is false; probably printed in the Netherlands, see M. Parenti, Dizionario dei luoghi di stampa falsi, inventati o supposti in opere di autori e traduttori italiani (Florence 1951, reprinted 1996), p. 116. The dedication signed by 'Paolo Rolli', the 'Vita' by Filippo di Matteo Villani and the 'Prefazione' are those of Tommaso Edlin's reprint of the Giuntine edition of 1527, published in London in 1725 (q.v.). Final leaf of errata in vol. I. ESTC t137139.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on vol. I front free-endpaper John Soane. Library shelf marks inscribed in ink on verso of front free-endpaper in vol. I D C 14.21 and in vol. II C 14.22. Volume I front free-endpaper also inscribed in ink on verso Pret. 2. vol. 6.l. 1736. with bookseller's codes.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, dark red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 1342


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