Hardcover (Quarter Leather)
1608 · Venice
by Straparola Giovanni Francesco
Venice: Zanetto Zanetti, 1608. Later Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Modern leather backed boards, light wear, new endpapers, old catalog entries to pastedown. Chipping and light staining to first and last pages, scattered mostly minor foxing, otherwise clean. An attractively printed illustrated edition of Straparola's popular tales. They include the original printed versions of Puss & Boots and Beauty & the Beast as well as an analogue for Merry Wives of Windsor, among others (included one collected by Italo Calvino - Biancabella and the Snake). 309, (7) leaves (with some pencil corrections to mispagination). 65 in text illustrations, the quality of which varies - some very good impressions, some a bit light. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 046833.
(Inventory #: 046833)