Oct 16, 2018 - Sale 2488

Sale 2488 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 281
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Decamerone. 111 engraved plates and 97 culs-de-lampe after Gravelot, Boucher, Eisen, and Cochin. [2], xi, [1], 292; [2], 271, [1]; [2], 195, [1]; [2], 261, [1]; [2], 247 pages, including engraved titles. 5 volumes. 8vo, 204x128 mm, 19th-century mottled sheep gilt, spines scuffed, ends worn, Volume 1 spine chipped at top, rear joint partly cracked; foxing on opening leaves and some plates in each volume, occasional toning of text, blank lower outer corner of L3 restored in Volume 3; cloth slipcase. "Londra" [i. e., Paris], 1757

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Cohen-de Ricci 160; Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 15 ("one of the masterpieces of the illustrated book").