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The Decameron or Ten Days' Entertainment - Giovanni Boccaccio

Cleveland & New York: The World Publishing Company, 1947, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several nicks and chips.

Contains: Top edge dyed Black; Black & white drawings;

From the cover: “During the pestilence of 1348, seven ladies and three gentlemen of Florence took refuge in the Italian countryside, where they spent ten days travelling from one luxurious country house to another, idling away the hours by talking, reading, making love, and telling stories. It was a disastrous period in the history of Florence, but the group made a most comfortable best of the unfortunate conditions under which they found themselves living.”

Illustrated by Jean O'Neil. Size: 7½" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the The Living Library series. 697 pages.