This is the DECAMERON OF BOCCACCIO by GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO in 2 Volumes.
Famous Medieval ITALIAN work with 700+ pages in the 2 Volumes; 8vo; gilded top pages; multi photogravure illustrations by LOUIS CHALON; ART NOUVEAU Designs dating this production ca. 1900 to 1920; grade is VG+ (some may grade higher). A sample of the literature..."Enough had now been said: the lady's mortification was extreme; and, as she ended, Ricciardo bethought him that, if he suffered her, thus deluded, to depart, much evil might ensue. He therefore resolved to make himself known, and disabuse her of her error. So, taking her in his arms, and clipping her so close that she could not get loose, he said: — "Sweet my soul, be not wroth: that which, while artlessly I loved, I might not have, Love has taught me to compass by guile: know that I am thy Ricciardo." BEAUTIFUL 2 VOLUME SET of the DECAMERON of BOCCACCIO Privately Printed for the NAVARRE SOCIETY LIMITED.......shipping is extra