Item #238 The Decameron; Containing An Hundred Pleasant Novels. Giovanni Boccaccio.

The Decameron; Containing An Hundred Pleasant Novels

London: Isaac Jaggard, 1620. First Edition. Full calf. 2 vols. in 1. 1st edition in English of the first work of modern fiction. The rarely seen, real 1st printing of both volumes. Full rose calf, no blanks else complete and perfect, with errata leaf. First title page trimmed close at foredge, second close at top and foredge, a 1 line 1653 owner’s note, a few natural (trifling) paper flaws, 2 tiny marginal tears, else fine throughout (incredible quality) with every letter and line present and absolutely genuine. A literary masterpiece printed by the maestro Isaac Jaggard, 3 years before he printed Shakespeare’s 1st folio. Near fine. Item #238

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