Publication Year
1550
Aquisition Year
2009-2010
Author
Girolamo Parabosco
Acquired From
Venezia: Giovanni Griffio
Best-selling collection of short stories set in similar form to the Decameron; a group of friends spend three days in a villa outside Venice and amuse themselves by telling tales and reciting verses. Parabosco was a multi-faceted figure who was a poet, playwright, and composer; twelve of his madrigals were sung during the third day of the party described here. This is a rare [undated] first edition.

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  • 19th-21th c. editions
  • Translations