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Boccace / Gradassi - Le Decameron [avec dessin original, envoi & suite] - 1976

Boccace / Gradassi - Le Decameron [avec dessin original, envoi & suite] - 1976

Very nice edition of Le Decameron by Boccace, given by the art publisher "le chant des sphères", illustrated by the miniaturist painter Jean Gradassi.

One of the 100 copies numbered from 1 to 100, this one n°79 (print after the 92 of head).
Complete with the original drawing executed in watercolours, signed (executed for the 1st day 4th new), bound to volume 5.
Copy signed "Tribute to the artist J. Gradassi" in volume 1 opposite the title.

Complete sepia suites of volumes 1,2,3 and 5.

Volume 4 in deficit (contains the 7th and 8th days).

Book esteemed for the quality of the color stencil illustrations in the style of Renaissance illuminations. Includes a framed double plate (in volume 1), many colored out-of-text, initials and tailpieces in different colors and gold.

Edition limited to 2500 ex. numbered, this one a 100 on vellum by Lana watermarked Séfer au Leopard including an original color illustration, a framed double plate and a sepia suite of illustrations inset.

Copy established in the beautiful publisher's binding in full morocco, covers adorned with important medieval decoration cold-pressed in relief and enhanced with gilt fillets, composed of friezes, characters and a large castle; the backs with the effigy of Boccaccio, moiré satin linings and endpapers, gilded heads, all in cases

Boccaccio - Gradassi

The Decameron. Illustrations by Jean Gradassi.

Nice Editions Sefer 1976-1978.
In-4 25x21 cm
4/5 volumes. Volume 4 in deficit.

Very good general condition.

Object Book
Number of Books 4
Subject Art, Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator Boccace / Gradassi
Book Title Le Decameron [avec dessin original, envoi & suite]
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1976
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Leather
Number of pages 162
Dimensions 25×21 cm
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