Italian book titled "Il Decameron di messer Giovanni Boccacci, cittadin fiorentino, di nuouo ristampato, e riscontrato in Firenze con testi antichi, & alla sua vera lettione ridotto dal caualier Lionardo Saluiati…et in questa vltima impressione adornato di figure appropriate a ciascheduna nouella" by Giovanni Boccaccio, published by Alessandro Vecchi, Venice, 1597. Octavo, 470 pages with Italian text, copper plate engraved title page and illustrations, rebound in old vellum cover with title, author, and date to spine, ex libris bookplate, inside of front cover. 8 1/2" H x 6" W x 1 1/2" D. Late 16th century. Provenance: Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age. Toning, acid burn, foxing spots, to pages. Title page with tears, largest 4".
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