FRANKLIN LIBRARY 1981, 1981. FRANKLIN LIBRARY 1981 (1981). Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together. The Decameron. Of Giovanni Boccaccio
It was probably in the years 1348–53 that Boccaccio composed the Decameron in the form in which it is read today. In the broad sweep of its range and its alternately tragic and comic views of life, it is rightly regarded as his masterpiece. Stylistically, it is the most perfect example of Italian classical prose, and its influence on Renaissance literature throughout Europe was enormous.
The Decameron , subtitled Prince Galehaut (Old Italian: Prencipe Galeotto [ˈprentʃipe ɡaleˈɔtto, ˈprɛn-]) and sometimes nicknamed l'Umana commedia ("the Human comedy", as it was Boccaccio that dubbed Dante Alighieri's Comedy "Divine"), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men; they shelter in a secluded villa just outside Florence in order to escape the plague. (wiki-Britanica)
These books make wonderful gifts, worthy of any collections. Near Mint / No DJ as issued. Item #1032
FRANKLIN LIBRARY 1981.The Franklin Library, 1982, Near Mint, Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers. Black Leatherette over boards, with gold designs and lettering. No DJ as issued.
Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print. These are beautiful books and make unique great gifts and bound to increase in value.