SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY JEREMIAH LARKINS
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni ~ The Decameron or Ten Days Entertainment
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1867
Full morocco, 7.25 inches tall. One of a special series of 'Bohn's Extra Volumes' Beautifully bound in full morocco by the celebrated London binder Jeremiah Larkins. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate and the neat stamp of Bostonian collector Charles S. Dixwell on the reverse of the front free endpapers. A beautiful copy of these 100 tales told by 7 young women and 3 young men in a villa outside Florence as they shelter from the Black Death. Some tragic, some erotic, were written between 1348 and 1353.