FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH IN HALF MOROCCO
STRAPAROLA, Gianfrancesco (WATERS, W.G., Translated into English by) ~ The Nights of Straparola.
London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1894
2 volume set, 11 inches tall. Half morocco with raised bands and fine gilt tooling in the Art Nouveau style. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 219. Full page colour plates by E.R. Hughes. A splendid copy of the first edition in English of this collection of 16th century short stories, fables and fairy tales.