The Nights of Straparola

The Nights of Straparola

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trans. W. G. Waters, illust. E. R. Hughes, A.R. W.S. (Lawrence and Bullen, London, 1894, first edition, first translation into English, #122/210 printed on Japanese Vellum)
11.75″ X 8.75″, 2 volumes 276pp 323pp, original vellum binding, good condition for age, ribbons intact, soiling to boards, corners bumped edges worn, vellum spine is bubbling vol. 1, internal pages clean and engravings immaculate with tissue guards.

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The Nights of Straparola, trans. W. G. Waters, illust. E. R. Hughes, A.R. W.S. (Lawrence and Bullen, London, 1894, first edition, first translation into English, #122/210 printed on Japanese Vellum)
11.75″ X 8.75″, 2 volumes 276pp 323pp, original vellum binding, good condition for age, ribbons intact, soiling to boards, corners bumped edges worn, vellum spine is bubbling vol. 1, internal pages clean and engravings immaculate with tissue guards.

The Facetious Nights of Straparola (1550-1555; Italian: Le piacevoli notti), also known as The Nights of Straparola, is a two-volume collection of 75 stories by Italian author and fairy-tale collector Giovanni Francesco Straparola(c.1480-c.1557). Modelled after Bocaccio’s Decameron, it has participants of a 13-night party in the island of Murano, near Venice, tell each other stories that vary from bawdy to fantastic. It contains the first known written versions of many fairy tales. It would influence later fairy-tale authors like Charles Perrault and Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. A beautiful, rare, book, this is a very limited edition and the first translation into English.