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Tales from Boccaccio / Englished from the French of Jean de La Fontaine ; illustrated by Richard Floethe.

Author/Creator:
La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695, author.
Publication:
Mount Vernon [N.Y.] : Peter Pauper Press, [1947]
Format/Description:
Book
124 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375. Decamerone -- Adaptations.
Italian literature -- Translations into English.
Form/Genre:
Private press books (Printing)
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Baskerville.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) Mount Vernon (Westchester County).
Notes:
Freely translated from La Fontaine's Contes et nouvelles en vers.
"Copyright 1947 by the Peter Pauper Press"--verso of title page.
In slipcase.
"The verses that you have just read Were printed on our own press bed, In types designed by Baskerville -- Old types -- but quite delightful still ; The paper, as you will remark, Has our own grain and watermark; And if you're sure you'll not be vexed, We will confess we've changed the text: --It's much improved, if we think right -- And all is done for your delight.--Colophon.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Vilain-Wieck Collection of Private Presses copy purchased by the Penn Libraries in 2013.
Penn Provenance:
Vilain, Jean-François, 1942- (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Wieck, Roger S. (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1947
Cited in:
Donnelly & Dobkin, 558 (page 154)
Contributor:
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
Floethe, Richard, illustrator.
Peter Pauper Press, printer publisher.
Jean-François Vilain and Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
1964881
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