THE DECAMERON, OR TEN DAYS ENTERTAINMENT OF BOCCACE, TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN. Giovanni Boccaccio.

THE DECAMERON, OR TEN DAYS ENTERTAINMENT OF BOCCACE, TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN.

London: Printed for R. Dodsley, 1741. vii,[1],49,66-79,64-591,[1]pp. Octavo. Modern calf, with faux-paneled insets in darker blindstamped calf, spine stamped in gilt with a couple too many decorations. Woodcut head and tail-pieces, with title-page vignette. Upper forecorner chip from preliminary blank, occasional tanning or light foxing, two brown spots in lower margin of T2-3, pale tidemark in lower forecorner of pp. 537 to the end, otherwise internally very good. Item #WRCLIT82809

Translated by Charles Balguy. The text and register are continuous, in spite of the erratic pagination. The first edition of Balguy's translation, to its time the most faithful to the original text. ESTC T128696.

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