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The modell of vvit, mirth, eloquence, and conuersation. Framed in ten dayes, of an hundred curious pieces, by seuen honourable ladies, and three noble gentlemen. Preserued to posterity by the renowned Iohn Boccacio, the first refiner of Italian prose: and now translated into English.

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    Boccaccio, Giovanni

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    [London] : Printed by Isaac Iaggard, for Mathew Lownes, 1625.

General note: A reprint of the first volume of the first English edition, comprising days 1-5. The first leaf and the last leaf are blank. Signatures: A-V6 2A8 2B-2N6. q-A1, 2N6 (blanks); edges of I5 and I6 repaired; E1 signed E2, 2N3 signed 2N4; bound with: Vol. 2 The Decameron ... 1620 UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 3173 Pforzheimer, 72 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1957. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 700:05). Ownership and custodial history: Bookplates of Sir Edward Sullivan and Robert Abdy, Bart., of Altyns, Essex; purchased 11 July 1996 from Sotheby's sale, lot. 114 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Fine green morocco binding by Riviere, with gold tooling and gold on all edges; Abdy coast of arms on centre of both boards UK-SuSCL