Stories from the Pentamerone
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Macmillan and Co. Limited, London
Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and design.
Hinges a little weak, boards faded on spine and shelf wear at edges. Endpapers stained, but printed pages are otherwise clean and largely unmarked. Images are clear and bright and tissue guards clean and intact.
Selected and edited by E.F. Strange, this version follows the translation by John Edward Taylor published in 1847. Illustrated with 32 colour plates of paintings by Warwick Cole. Approx. 19.5 x 25cm. 304 pp.
This collection of folk tales was first published in Naples, in the Neapolitan dialect, by Giambattista Basile (died C. 1637) They are believed to have been collected mainly in Venice and Crete.