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The Decameron. Now first completely done into English. London 1887. 4º. 1 Bl., IX, 118 S. Pgt. d. Zt. (Gelenk gering eingerissen, etw. fleckig) in mod. Lwd.-Einbanddecke und mod. Hmaroquin-Schuber. (83)
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Nr. 248 von 250 Exemplaren. – Eine Auswahl der Novellen nach dem Text der ersten englischen Übersetzung, die 1620-25 in London erschienen war (vgl. Lowndes 224). – "The Stories which have been omitted in this Edition are those which can be perused in every cheap modern translation of the ‘Decameron’, while those which have been selected for publication, it will be seen, are precisely the Tales which it has hitherto been the custom to censure, emasculate, or omit altogether, and which are now presented to the reader in their entirety" (Vorwort). – Block angebrochen, Vorsätze gebräunt, Kopfsteg am Ende mit kleinem Wasserrand. – Unbeschnitten. – Exlibris J. B. Rund.