London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-75). Le Roman de Troille & Criseida. Paris: par la Compagnie Fraçaise des Arts Graphiques, 1943 [but 1944]. Large 8° (243 x 155mm). Half title, title printed in black and pink, coloured initials and illustrations heightened in gold. Contemporary calf by Andréan decorated in gilt, gilt edges (joints a little creased), original wrappers inserted, slipcase. ONE OF 803 COPIES, THIS NUMBER 401 OF 490 COPIES "SUR VELIN PUR FIL TEINTE".
With 22 other similar books bound in calf or painted vellum bindings including Pierre de Ronsard's Livret de folastries (Paris, 1924, illustrated by Joseph Hémard, ONE OF 680 COPIES), Aucassin et Nicolette (Paris, 1936, illustrated by Hémard, ONE OF 625 COPIES) and Honoré de Balzac's Le Peché Véniel (Paris, [?1945], illustrated by Sylvain Sauvage, ONE OF 300 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST). (23)
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