London, South Kensington
10 September 1999
GOLDONI, Carlo. Comedie scelte, London: P. Molini, G. Hourse, T. Cadell and P. Elmsly, 1777. 3 volumes, 12 (vol. I has general title misbound after title to the first play, and some heavy soiling to quire G, possibly lacking pp. 385-86 though catch-word follows on), later 19th-century citron calf gilt, floreated spines with contrasting morocco labels (covers slightly soiled, upper cover of vol. I also grazed), marbled edges. Provenance: Algernon Heneage Drummond, armorial bookplate dated 1893. FIRST LONDON EDITION. RARE. No copies located by ESTCm in North America.
BOCCACIO, Giovanni. Il Decameron, Florence: G. Barbra, 1861. 16, engraved frontispieces, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, single gilt fillet, gilt-lettered spines with repeated star ornament, gilt turn-ins and board edges, marbled endpapers, g.e.
With John Whitaker's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (London, 1791), and one other work in 2 volumes.
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