The Decameron of Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio Circa 1930s -SOLD-

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The Decameron of Boccaccio, by Giovanni Boccaccio. Published and printed in the USA by The Bibliophilist Society. The book bears NO publication date. However, it was published between the years 1930 and 1936. This copy contains lovely uncredited black & white plate illustrations (apparently by “Leop. Flameng”?)

The Decameron of Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio. Published by The Bibliophilist Society circa 1930s spine view

No previous owner’s names, not ex-library. Overall in VERY GOOD condition Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. All of the 307 pages are clean and tight to hinge. The black cloth hardcover and gold gilt blind stamp on the spine is unfaded. Quite a handsome copy. Top-edge red. Fore-edge of textblock untrimmed.

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Giovanni Boccaccio quotes:

“You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.”

“To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others. ”

“Nothing is so indecent that it cannot be said to another person if the proper words are used to convey it.”

“Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.”

“In this world, you only get what you grab for.”

“The scholar, as wise as he was full of wrath, knowing that threats only serve as weapons to the person so threatened, kept all his resentment within his own breast […]”

 

illustration plate inside a copy of The Decameron of Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio. Published by The Bibliophilist Society circa 1930s

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