London: Gibbings & Co. Limited, 1896. Later edition. Hardcover. 4 vol. Small 8vo. , iii-xxxii, 249, ; , iii-ix, , 341, ; , iii-x, , 355, ; , iii-ix, , 346,  pp. Black cloth with gold lettering on each spine; top edges gilt. Each volume illustrated with a frontispiece, an illustrated title page, and numerous plates of illustrations from the Decameron. Number 40 of 100 copies printed on Dutch handmade paper. A charming set of Boccaccio's classic literary work of intertwined love stories. A group of young adults gather to pass the time while sheltering from the Black Plague, and exchange romantic and tragic tales of romance while together, providing critical insights into the human condition in Medieval Europe. Boccaccio's work is celebrated as a staple of Italian literature, and for its historical importance, as it provides a window into daily life during the Middle Ages. Very Good. Item #00009716
A Very Good set with the boards' corners gently exposed and a bookplate on the pastedowns of each volume.