The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni, in Three Volumes

By: [Fiorentino], Ser Giovanni; Waters, W.G.

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Book Condition: Near Fine

First English translation. Limited edition, #293 of 1000 sets. Spines toned. 1898 Hard Cover. Complete in three hardcover volumes. Grey cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. Translated into English from the original Italian by W.G. Waters. Illustrations by E.R. Hughes. A collection of fifty stories written by Ser Giovanni Fiorentino, the original title of which (Il Pecorone) translated as The Simpleton. Fiorentino wrote the stories in the 14th century (though they would not be published until the mid-16th century), and they later became a source for William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and The Merry Wives of Windsor, specifically the former's plot element relating to 'a pound of flesh.' (source: British Library catalog listing for 1558 edition)

Title: The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni, in Three Volumes

Author: [Fiorentino], Ser Giovanni; Waters, W.G.

Illustrator: Hughes, E.R.

Categories: Continental, Short Stories, Early Imprints,

Edition: Limited Edition

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

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2272693