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Barcelona: 1369. 1 page manuscript document on vellum with 13 lines written in a fine chancery hand, 4.5 x 10.5 inches, notarized with a mark, Barcelona, December 18, 1369. This document is a receipt for the sale of a piece of land called Santa Fulla in the parish of S. Maria de Marturillis, once belonging to Ramon Marquen. It was issued by the rector of this parish Guillem of Figueras as executor of Marquen's testament. Evenly toned and wrinkled, but.....
London: J. Wright, 1804. Translated from the Italian. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece and title vignettes. 2 volumes. 8vos, full tan calf, ornately gilt stamped spines with red and green leather labels, gilt stamped dentelles, marbled endpapers (Head of spine of vol 2 rubbed, crazing to front cover of vol 2 and slightly affecting back cover of volume 1. Two red pen lines on verso of the half title page. Some very light foxing confined to a handful of.....
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1900. Done into English Prose and Verse by John Payne. 2 volumes, illustrations in 2 states by Leopold Flameng, tissue guards. 8vo, blue cloth, paper spine labels. Philadelphia: George Barrie, N.d. ca. 1900. Near Fine. Number 68 of 100 numbered copies printed on Japan Vellum.
London: Navarre Society. 2 volumes. Translated by J.M. Rigg and illustrated with 15 photogravures with original drawings by Louis Chalon. Rubricated titles, thick 8vo, bound in full green straight grained morocco, brown leather spine labels, (one label lightly discolored), ornately gilt spines and covers, a.e.g. London: Navarre Society, n.d. ca. 1920.
Westminster: Folio Society, 2007. Translated by Richard Aldington and illustrated with aquatints by Buckland-Wright. 710pp. Thick tall 8vo, handsomely bound in publisher's full red leather with gilt and black-stamped pictorial designs, t.e.g. Westminster: Folio Society, (2007). Limited edition -- one of 1750 numbered copies. A fine copy, preserved in a green cloth clamshell case along with a slim pamphlet "The Happy Art of Narration: Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron"
New York: The Nottingham Society, 1920. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated in sepia tone, some by Gustave Dore. 4 volumes. thick 8vos, 3/4s dark blue morocco over blue cloth, (corners rubbed), gilt stamped spine with papyrus flower motif, top edges gilt. New York: The Nottingham Society. No date, circa 1920. A very good(+) set. Containing: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.
Czechoslovakia: Artia. Translated by I. R. Gottheimer. 20 color plates, 176 black and white illus. 111pp. of text. 4to, gilt decorated red cloth (a bit edgeworn; foot of spine lightly stained; internally clean). Czechosolovakia: Artia, (no date, circa 1947). The mural and wood panel paintings of Karlstein Castle by the Court Painter of Charles IV.
Garden City: Garden City Publishing Inc., 1949. Two volumes. Translated by Richard Aldington. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. 562 total pages, tall 8vos, brick-colored cloth (previous owner's bookplates pasted neatly on the front endpapers; tiny chip at the top of the spine of Volume Two). Garden City; Garden City Publishing Inc., 1949. Very good(+) condition. Signed in full by Kent on the limitation page in Volume One; No. 958 of 1,500 copies.