Literature & Fiction / Literature Prose  & Linguistics / The Decameron  in 2 volumes  The First Five days  The Second Five Days by Giovanni Boccaccio. Richard Aldington translator Giovanni Boccaccio. Richard Aldington translator The Folio Society 1955, second impression : two volumes: decorative red and green hardcovers with gilt lettering to spine: red green and white dust jackets. The First Five Days, 394 pages.  The Second Five Days 324 pages.   Each volume approximately 6.25 by 10 inches tall.  Synopsis:  The world-famous collection of short stories written by Giovanni Boccaccio (born circa 1313, 48 years before Dante, 9 years before Petrarch, and 27 years before Chaucer.)  The Decameron was probably written between 1348 and 1353 and the author was about 40 at its completion.  Based on Boccaccio's colourful  life experiences and material gathered from French, Italian and Oriental sources, the first complete English translation appeared in 1620; and material from the hundred stories was subsequently used by Chaucer in five of the Canterbury Tales; by Shakespeare in  Alls Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline; and by Fletcher, Marston, Tourneur, Otway , Dryden, Pope, Keats, Tennyson, Swinburn and others.  Condition: edges of the dust jackets damaged and repaired: endpapers and page edgings foxed: hardcovers and contents very clean and good.Folio Society invoice to M N Williams, esq, Abingdon School, Berkshire dated 14.10.55 enclosed.  Pleas note: will customers outside the U K please e-mail for shipping costs used books
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  • Book Title: The Decameron in 2 volumes The First Five days The Second Five Days
  • Author: Giovanni Boccaccio. Richard Aldington translator
  • ISBN: MW0099887
  • Publisher: Folio Society
  • Year Published: 1955
  • Our Normal Price: £47.30 GBP ($64.33 USD)
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  • Description: The Folio Society 1955, second impression : two volumes: decorative red and green hardcovers with gilt lettering to spine: red green and white dust jackets. The First Five Days, 394 pages. The Second Five Days 324 pages. Each volume approximately 6.25 by 10 inches tall. Synopsis: The world-famous collection of short stories written by Giovanni Boccaccio (born circa 1313, 48 years before Dante, 9 years before Petrarch, and 27 years before Chaucer.) The Decameron was probably written between 1348 and 1353 and the author was about 40 at its completion. Based on Boccaccio's colourful life experiences and material gathered from French, Italian and Oriental sources, the first complete English translation appeared in 1620; and material from the hundred stories was subsequently used by Chaucer in five of the Canterbury Tales; by Shakespeare in Alls Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline; and by Fletcher, Marston, Tourneur, Otway , Dryden, Pope, Keats, Tennyson, Swinburn and others. Condition: edges of the dust jackets damaged and repaired: endpapers and page edgings foxed: hardcovers and contents very clean and good.Folio Society invoice to M N Williams, esq, Abingdon School, Berkshire dated 14.10.55 enclosed. Pleas note: will customers outside the U K please e-mail for shipping costs
  • Condition: Collectable- Good
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
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