The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men; they shelter in a secluded villa just outside Florence in order to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city.
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A hardcover edition, where there is some foxing and toning but the text and black and white woodcuts are clear and legible. Printed on archival paper with gold gilded edges.
A beautiful addition to any bookshelf.
Translated by GH McWilliam with the woodcuts of Jose Narro.
Published 1981 by the Franklin Library, Pennsylvania, United States.
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