15th Century Literature

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC TALES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Novellino of Masuccio. by MASUCCIO, Salernitano
    MASUCCIO, Salernitano
    The Novellino of Masuccio.

    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full citron morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, simple but most elegant gilt pallets to the panels and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. One of a deluxe limited edition of just 210 copies printed on Japanese vellum. The spines are slightly darkened but are still bright, otherwise pristine. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey and with the bookplate of Ernest G. Mocatta, his bookplate in the second edition has been partially removed. This translation, by W.G. Waters, is the first into English. With 20 plates by E.R. Hughes.…

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    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full citron morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, simple but most elegant gilt pallets to the panels and a series of gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. One of a deluxe limited edition of just 210 copies printed on Japanese vellum. The spines are slightly darkened but are still bright, otherwise pristine. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey and with the bookplate of Ernest G. Mocatta, his bookplate in the second edition has been partially removed. This translation, by W.G. Waters, is the first into English. With 20 plates by E.R. Hughes. Masuccio Salernitano is most famous for these 50 short stories which, in 1557, were included in the first Index of Prohibited Books. One of these tales, the 33rd, 'Mariotto and Ganozza', is apparently the source material for 'Giulietta e Romeo', which is the basis for Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. A superb set.

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  • MINIATURE IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Le Rime del Petrarca. by PETRARCA, Francesco (PETRARCH)
    PETRARCA, Francesco (PETRARCH)
    Le Rime del Petrarca.

    Londra (London): Presso C. Corrall A Spesi di G. Pickering, 1822. Full crushed morocco 3.25 inches tall. An exquisite binding of the highest quality with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait. One of the beautifully printed works from Pickering's series of 'Diamond Classics'.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    (Of the Imitation of Christ). by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    (Of the Imitation of Christ).

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco with raised bands, simple, yet very pleasing, geometric gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Beautifully printed by Humphreys on handmade paper. A wonderful edition of this great devotional work.

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  • DELUXE EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    The Novellino of Masuccio by MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    The Novellino of Masuccio

    London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A most attractive half morocco binding by Harrison with gilt raised bands, titles, fine and delicate gilt tooling to the panels with onlays and gilt top edges. No 71 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Full page illustrations by E.R. Hughes. A lovely set.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Novellino of Massucio by MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    The Novellino of Massucio

    London: Lawrencea and Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A handsome half crushed morocco with twin gilt raised bands, titles, exceptionally handsome panels and top edge. One of 1000 copies, of which this is 156, with many full page illustrations by E.R. Hughes. A wonderful copy of these risqué tales.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN HANDSOME MOROCCO
    (Of the Imitation of Christ). by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    (Of the Imitation of Christ).

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A handsome full morocco by Hatchards with raised bands, geometric gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed and darkened around the borders of the boards. Beautifully printed by Humphreys on handmade paper. A wonderful edition of this great devotional work.

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