This book was originally published in 1353. This particular edition was published in the United States in the 1800's. Decameron is a Collection OF 100 Stories by Boccaccio; One story a Day for ten days as told by each of the ten characters (7 Ladies and 3 Young Men)
who secluded themselves from the plaque-stricken City of Florence in 1348. The Contents go on for 12 Pages. After that is a description of the Conclusion of the Author. To get more information all you need to do is Google BOCCACCIO. Actually the best internet source on Boccaccio
is THE DECAMERON WEB at Brown University. It is Amazing!! The Actual Reading Pages are in Very Good Condition AND VERY READABLE!! Giovanni Boccaccio,1313-1375.