- Category = 14th Century Literature
Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.
London: Parker, 1854. 8 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A pretty set in half pink calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, including a delightful volume label within a gilt starburst and floral gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of Judge Macklin, an ink inscription to Bert, dated 1887, a stamp for Emanuel School Library and a stamp for A. Romer Macklin. Despite these marks the set is clean and in great condition.More details Price: £480.00
Il Decameron. (The Decameron).
Firenze: Presso Gius. Molili E Comp. All' insegna di Dante, 1820. Full morocco, 5 1/2 inches tall. A stunning little volume in a richly gilt smooth back bound in the early 19th century. Engraved title page and frontispiece. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild and with his bookplate. A pristine copy of this great 14th century series of short stories, in the original Italian.More details Price: £400.00
Life of Petrarch.
London: Henry Colburn, 1841. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A handsome set bound in full calf by Hayday with gilt raised bands, gilt and inked pallets and twin labels to the panels and twin gilt and a single blind fillet framing the boards. 2 portraits, 2 plates of 'Coins relating to the Age of Petrarch' and a sepia view of 'Fountain of Vaucluse and Castle of the Bishop of Cavaillon'. Bookplate on the reverse of the free endpaper of volume I. Some scuffing and scratching but overall a fine set of this life of Francesco Petrarca, scholar and poet of early 14th century Renaissance Italy.More details Price: £280.00