Boccaccio's Decameron Renaissance Lit 1855 lovely decorative leather bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Literature, Renaissance Works, Boccaccio, The Decameron).
The Decameron or Ten Days' Entertainment, by Boccaccio. Translated by W.K. Kelly.
Published 1855, London by Henry G. Bohn.
545 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Period 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers, top edge gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, joints scuffed, front joint is cracked although the cover remains well and firmly attached, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5" W.