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    W. G. Waters. The Italian Novelists. London: Privately Printed for Members of the Society of Bibliophiles, 1901.

    The Royal Court Edition, limited to 26 numbered sets, this being number 6. Text printed on Japanese paper. All illustrated plates provided as triplicate sets, "with water-colors, proofs on Japan paper and in tints, with water-color frontispieces on satin." Seven quarto volumes. Forty-four plates, inclusive of frontispieces.

    Original green half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spines. Top edges gilt. Slight bumping to corners. Spines somewhat faded. Very good.

    Volumes I - IV contain The Facetious Nights of Giovanni Francesco Straparola, a collection of of dozens of stories and fairy tales, many bawdy. Included is the earliest known version of Puss-in-Boots. Volumes V - VII contain The Pecorone of Sergiovanni.

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