1952 · Verona
With 23 woodcuts re-cut by Fritz Kredel and 1 facsimile title-page. XI, 127 (1). Tall 8vo (8" x 11 ˝"). Publisher’s half vellum gilt fillet, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, decorative patterned boards, vellum tips. Printed in Griffon type on the hand-press on Fabriano paper. One of the most important books of the Officina Bodoni.
This edition attempts to restore the original series of woodcuts made for the "Ninfale" by Bartolome di Giovanni (fl 1488 - d. 1501) , to whom we owe the designs for most of the woodcuts to be found in Florentine illustrated books of the last decade of the 15th century.
The poem of Boccaccio was written in about 1344-46, translated into French by Anthony Guerin and then into English prose by John Goubourne, (who probably did not know Italian) where it was published in 1597 by Ia R. For William Blackman “dwelling neere the great North Doore of Paules. (Inventory #: 1312)