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faithfully translated by J.M.RIGG with an illustrated introduction and sixteen hand-coloured illustrations from original drawings by LOUIS CHALON

Hardcover printed by The Riverside Press, Edinburgh-privately printed for The Navarre Society Limited London

In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. They amuse themselves by each telling a story a day for the ten days they are destined to remain there - a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fate. Less preoccupied with abstract concepts of morality or religion than earthly values, the tales range from the bawdy Peronella hiding her lover in a tub to Ser Cepperallo, who, despite his unholy effrontery, becomes a Saint. The result is a towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative.

This I believe is a rare and collectable book it has no date that it was printed It is likely to be at least 40-50 years old but am not sure Its in great condition so it could be worth more than what I am asking
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