The Decameron Vol. 1 by Giovanni Boccaccio [1986 LEATHER BOUND HARDCOVER]
The Decameron Volume 1 by Giovanni Boccaccio
LEATHER BOUND EDITON  THE BOOKLOVERS LIBRARY
Gorgeous heavyweight hardcover w gilded frontispiece, raised bands on spine, and marbled endpapers.Pages have tanning and cover shows some minor cracking to leather around spine. Otherwise, MINT!
The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions.