BOCCACCIO, Giovanni.

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni.
Il Decamerone. Novamente corretto con tre novelle aggiunte. Venice, Aldus Manus & Andrea Torresano, November 1522. In-8 (193 x 120 mm) de 317, 8 Collation: a-z8 A-N8 O10 P8 R4-1 S8, white leaf R4 removed by the bookbinder; long-grained red morocco, gilt fillet, central coat of arms of Michael Wodhull, spine ribbed, gilt edges (late 18th century English binding). First Aldine edition, highly esteemed by Renouard, who describes it as "beautiful and very precious edition, very correct". It is highly appreciated for the authenticity of its text, which served as a model for the famous edition given in Florence by the Giunta family in 1527. prestigious provenance This copy comes from the library of Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), a great bibliophile and the first translator of Euripides' works into English. Most of the works in his library were bound by Roger Payne. The copy bears the inscription "Pyne's sale 24 Feb. 1787" and bibliographical notes on the guard. A first sale with duplicates took place in 1801, the rest of the library was dispersed by his heirs in 1886 in a 10-day sale. USTC locates only 3 institutional copies in the United States of this edition: New York, Pierpont-Morgan; Philadelphia University Library; Baltimore, John Work Garrett Library. Nice copy, slightly rubbed bits. Other provenance: Francis Kettaneh (ex-libris, lot 17 of the sale). Adams, B-2146; Ahmanson-Murphy, 214; Renouard, Aldus, 95:5.
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