Ten Tales from the Decameron.Privately Printed by The Riverside Press Limited, Edinburgh, for Mandrake Press Ltd., London , 1930 Stock Code: 139473
NotesFirst Lucchesi edition of Boccaccio's Decamerone, number 1 of 12 copies on japon, and specially bound, this being the top paper copy from a total edition of 1,012. This abridged text of Boccaccio's Decameron is based on an anonymous English translation of 1741, revised by S.W. Orson in 1896. Edmondo Lucchesi was an Italian artist active in Britain between 1913 and 1930.
Quarto. Publisher's deluxe green full morocco, spine in compartments with gilt rules, front board panelled in gilt with illustrated gilt centrepiece roundel, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.
Black and white linocut erotic illustrations by Lucchesi throughout, both full page and vignette.
Light rubbing to extremities, superficial cracking to endpapers at front hinge, excellent condition.
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