Antique Book-BOCCACCIO-ILLUSTRATED-Hooghe-Bocaccio-1702 (vol. 1), 1698 (vol. 2)



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Etching/engraving for the start of each story. Illustrations by: Romeyn de Hooghe on paper.

Size in cm: 8vo: 10.8 x 16.3 cm. Size in inch: 8vo: 4.26 x 6.42 inch.

Cologne: Jacques Gaillard (vol. 1) / Amsterdam: George Gallet (vol. 2). 8vo: [xiv], 366, [x]. 427, [xiii] pp. Full leather. Contemporary full calf with five raised bands and gilt decoration and titling to the spine. Gilt ruled board edges and turn-ins (volume 1 only). A composite set comprising two different editions. While the title of volume 1 states ‘Seconde Edition’, it is really the third edition. The second volume is first edition. Antique Book, titled: ‘Contes et Nouvelles de Bocace Florentin.’, by: Giovanni Boccaccio. According to the title page a ‘free translation, accommodated to the taste of the time. The first volume claims the illustrations were engraved by various engravers. The illustrations in the second volume were etched by De Hooghe himself.Artists and Engravers: Author(s): Giovanni Boccaccio. Giovanni Boccaccio (Certaldo or Florence, 1313 – 1375, Certaldo) was a Florentine poet, author and humanist. Illustrated by: Romeyn de Hooghe (bapt. 1645-1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque, painter, sculptor, engraver and caricaturist. De Hooghe was born in Amsterdam. He was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. The Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren (1735) was a well known emblem book and sourcebook for classical mythology and its iconography. According to Houbraken he was particularly good at inventive arrangements of subjects in engravings. SHIPPING DISCLAIMER: We offer a standard shipment fee for any international destination (shipment by registered mail through our local postal service) of 15 euro for packages up to 1 kg. For heavier items our cost is often higher causing a surcharge up to 8 euro per kg. We will contact you to arrange for this surcharge.

Condition: Good, given age. Hinges split but the boards attached. Board edges quite worn, spines cracked but intact.One quire in the middle nearly detached. Seccond volume dampstained. Flyleaves of the first volume separated.


(PCO) ZL9-01

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