The Facetious Nights of Straparola, in Four Volumes: Consists of an Exquisite and Delightful Collection of Humorous, Witty and Mirthful Conversations, Fables and Enigmas including Singing, Music and Dancing during the Thirteen Nights of the Carnival at Venice, as Related by the Charming and Accomplished Damsels and Several Nobles, Men of Learning, Illustrious and Honorable Gentlemen of Note at the Entertainments of Merriment and Pleasure, Given by the Princess Lucretia at Her Beautiful Palace at Murano

By: Straparola, [Giovanni Francesco]; Waters, W.G.

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Limited edition, #932 of 1000 sets. Light stain to top corner of volumes 1 & 3, spines toned. 1898 Hard Cover. Complete in four hardcover volumes. Grey cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. Translated into English from the original Italian by W.G. Waters. Illustrations by Jules Garnier and E.R. Hughes. Straparola's work, originally released in two volumes in the mid-sixteenth century, was the first appearance of fairy tales in a European story-book, and proved influential in the work of Charles Perrault (Straparola was the first to record the tale of Puss in Boots, which Perrault later adapted) and The Brothers Grimm (who adapted numerous tales from Straparola's versions.

Title: The Facetious Nights of Straparola, in Four Volumes: Consists of an Exquisite and Delightful Collection of Humorous, Witty and Mirthful Conversations, Fables and Enigmas including Singing, Music and Dancing during the Thirteen Nights of the Carnival at Venice, as Related by the Charming and Accomplished Damsels and Several Nobles, Men of Learning, Illustrious and Honorable Gentlemen of Note at the Entertainments of Merriment and Pleasure, Given by the Princess Lucretia at Her Beautiful Palace at Murano

Author: Straparola, [Giovanni Francesco]; Waters, W.G.

Illustrator: Garnier, Jules; Hughes, E.R.

Categories: Continental, Short Stories, Early Imprints, Fables & Fairy Tales,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: Privately Printed for Members of the Society of Bibliophiles: 1898

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2272673

Keywords: LITERATURE ITALIAN STORIES,