Edition extensively illustrated with engravings after Gravelot, Boucher and Eisen. It reproduces the illustrations of the 1757-1761 edition in a slightly smaller format. Published at the London address in 10 duodecimo volumes (14 x 9); Volume 10 with the last 10 stories is missing.
Our copy contains the title frontispiece in Volume 1 and 99 lovely figures (including 10 frontispieces) by Gravelot, Boucher and Eisen, engraved by Vidal in intaglio. The 11 figures of Volume 10 are missing.
First edition of the French translation by Sabatier de Castres. This is in fact the translation by Le Maçon, reworked by the 18th century critic and litterateur to make it more contemporary. It contains the Décaméron as well as L'Anneau de Gygès (at the end of Volume VI) and the Labyrinthe d'Amour (at the end of Volume XI). Quérard I, 362; Cohen, 161; Cioranescu, 57973.
Slightly later (circa 1800) half sheepskin bindings with corners, smooth spines adorned with title and volume number labels and gilded embossed fillets, speckled red edges.
A nice copy, sound bindings, lightly aged leather, 4 lightly damaged crowns. The cover corners are blunt. Fresh inside, some light, scattered spots of foxing, good legibility. Very nicely printed figures, rare light foxing.
Boccace (in French, Giovanni Boccacio)
Contes de J. Bocace. Traduction nouvelle, enrichie de belles Gravures.
10 volumes of xxx-226 pp.; 388 pp.; 312 pp.; xxii-230 pp.; 244 pp. poorly numbered 144; 168 pp., (2) ff.; 194 pp.; (2) ff., 254 pp., (1) p.; 199 pp., (1) p.; Volume 10 (246 pp., (1) pp.) is missing.
Duodecimo (14 x 9 cm)
- Number of Books
- Art, Bindings, Illustrated, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Boccace / Eisen, Gravelot, Boucher
- Book Title
- Contes de J. Bocace. Traduction nouvelle, enrichie de belles Gravures.
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 14×9 cm