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The decameron containing an hundred pleasant nouels. Wittily discoursed, betweene seauen honourable ladies, and three noble gentlemen.

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    SR - OS - 99.3 Italian/

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    2 v. ([6], 127, 146-210, [2]; [14], 134, 137-187 [i.e. 188] leaves) : ill. ; 2°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: Anonymous. By Giovanni Boccaccio. Translation sometimes attributed to John Florio. The first volume has a final errata leaf; the last leaf is blank. The second volume has a preliminary blank leaf and title page reading "The decameron .. The last fiue dayes. ..". Signatures: A6 B6(±B1) C-V6 2A8 2B-2N6, [A]4 [par.]-2[par.]4 3[par.]² B-2Z4 3A6. The last two leaves of vol. 2 are numbered 177, 187. Vol. 1, B1 is a cancel with recto catchword "and". Variant: with cancellandum B1, recto catchword "then". Entered to W. Jaggard 22 March [1620] Vol. 2 only, bound as Vol. 2 with STC 3173 The model of wit, mirth, eloquence... London, 1625; small ink splash on Q1v UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 3172 Pforzheimer, 71 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1962. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 914:02). Ownership and custodial history: Bookplates of Sir Edward Sullivan and Robert Abdy, Bart., of Altyns, Essex; purchased 11 July 1996 from Sothebys 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