May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 71

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 9,000
Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375)
[The Decameron.] The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation.

London: Printed by Isaac Jaggard, for Mathew Lownes, 1625 [1620].

Folio, two parts in one volume: second edition of volume one, first edition of volume two; first volume printed within woodcut compartment (McKerrow & Ferguson 212); second volume with illustrated woodcut title with six large oval frames inspired by the story, both parts illustrated with text woodcuts; lacking initial blank in first volume (A1); bound in full contemporary tan English calf ruled in blind, neatly rebacked retaining the original spine, corners mended, later endleaves, ex libris the following collections, each with bookplate inside front board: Shuttleworth Forcett; Kap Shuttleworth, Cawthorpe Hall; and Stuart W. Jackson; housed in chemise and half-morocco slipcase, 11 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.

I: STC 3173; ESTC S107074; Wither to Prior 250 (describing the first edition); Pforzheimer 72; II: STC 3172; ESTC S106639; Pforzheimer 71.

From the Ken Rapoport Collection.