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BASILE, Giambattista.

The Pentamerone.

Or the story of stories fun for the little ones. Translated from the Neapolitan by John Edward Taylor. With illustrations by George Cruikshank.

Published: London: David Bogue, 1850

Stock code: 81009

Price: £125

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Second edition. First published in 1848 with black and white plates; this is the first edition with coloured plates.

Octavo (176 × 128 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. With 6 hand-coloured plates. Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional foxing, spine a little rubbed and darkened to brown, an excellent copy.

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