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Il decameron di M. Giovanni Boccaccio.
[presso Gius. Molini e comp.] all'insegna di Dante, Firenze 1820 - Edition limited to 110 copies, this one of 100 on regular paper; tall and very narrow 4to, (348 x 75mm.) pp. vii, [1], 307, [1]; wood-engraved vignette on title page and colophon, on which it is recorded that this is the first book printed in the "papiriforme" (i.e. column-like) style; wood-engraved ornaments; original black morocco, rebacked in matching green straight-grain morocco, original label lettered and decorated in gilt preserved, black coated endpapers, a.e.g., long ribbon bookmark detached; some relatively minor waterstaining, insect loss to the fore- margins of the last 5 leaves (never touching letterpress), else generally very good and sound. Each full page contains 118 lines of text plus headlines, while each line is generally less than 10 words; the book is nearly 5 times as tall as it is wide. I'm willing to state this is the most unusual edition of The Decameron ever published, though far from the rarest: OCLC finds 7 copies, 5 in the U.S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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