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Auction Results Related to [boccaccio giovanni genealogiae deorum 1472]

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (c.1313-1375).  De claris mulieribus . Ulm: Johann Zainer, [1473].

Lot 3: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (c.1313-1375). De claris mulieribus . Ulm: Johann Zainer, [1473].

by Christie's

2010

United Kingdom

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Description: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (c.1313-1375). De claris mulieribus. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [1473]. [Bound second with:]HONORIUS Augustodunensis (early 12th century). De imagine mundi. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, ?1472, not after 5 February 1473].[And:]CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C..) De officiis, in Latin, manuscript on paper. Bologna: April 1464. A WITNESS TO HUMANISM NORTH OF THE ALPS: A SAMMELBAND CONTAINING TWO HUMANISTIC TEXTS PRINTED IN GERMANY AND AN ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT OF CICERO, WRITTEN IN A HUMANISTIC HAND.3 works in one volume, chancery 2° (305 x 210mm). Contemporary vellum-backed thick wooden boards, bevelled at top and bottom edge, brass catches, early manuscript titles on upper cover and "20" upright on fore-edges, "balbanuas" on rear board, front flyleaf from Würzburg accounts (see below), vellum spine liners from a ?12-century German manuscript (straps renewed, vellum a little worn and chipped); early 20th-century red morocco folding box, spine lettered in gilt. Provenance: [Würzburg (see discussion of front fly-leaf below)] -- a few contemporary annotations in the Honorius -- A Thum (inscription on first leaf) -- Alexander Mayr (Hunc librum emit Alexander Mayr magister hospitalis Anno 53, inscription on first leaf) -- The Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone, Hawarden Castle (booklabel; sale Christie's, 8 December 1982, lot 6, to:) -- George Abrams (booklabel; sale Sotheby's, 16 November 1989, lot 28). BOCCACCIO: Collation: [1-11υ10 12υ8] (1/1 table, 1/3r letter by Boccaccio addressed to Andreola Acciaiuolus, 1/4r author's dedication to Acciaiuolus, 1/5v text, 12/8r colophon, 12/8v blank). 118 leaves. 32-34 lines, headline on rectos. Type: 1:117G. 81 woodcut illustrations from 79 blocks by the Boccaccio Master (cf. Weil p.24), 2-sided woodcut historiated border incorporating initial 'S' opening first chapter, woodcut outline initials. Bearer type on 9/8r, 11/1r and 11/9r. (First and last leaves lightly soiled.)FIRST EDITION, ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS PRINTED AT ULM, AND THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED BOOK PRINTED THERE. It is also the first collection of biographies devoted exclusively to women. Boccaccio was inspired to write it as a companion to Lives of Famous Men by his elder contemporary and mentor, Petrarch. He includes women from mythology, legend and history, intentionally rescuing some nearly lost to obscurity, and choosing famous, not necessarily virtuous, women. He excuses his preference for pagan to religious women by noting that saints' lives are recorded elsewhere. It was a popular work, known in over 100 manuscripts, was widely translated by the end of the 15th century, and was a source for Chaucer, Christine de Pisan, Edmund Spenser and others.Zainer's Boccaccio is an important witness to Renaissance humanism north of the Alps, and it is noteworthy that the first edition should appear in Germany. The German humanist physician Heinrich Steinhöwel was closely involved with Zainer's press and his translation into German of On Famous Women appeared soon afterwards.The woodcuts, by the eponymous Boccaccio Master, are the earliest series of Ulm woodcut illustrations, and appear here in their fullest complement. They probably derive from Franco-Burgundian pictorial sources. The blocks were subsequently used for the German edition, with four omissions and one addition. Amelung dates the German edition to 1474, since only the Latin edition appears in Zainer's advertisement printed early that year, while CIBN gives the German edition slight precedence over the Latin, judging by the condition of the woodblocks. The illustration of the apocryphal female Pope Joan, the earliest of its subject and often defaced, is here untouched.The present is one of only three copies known of the first state, showing the uncorrected setting of sheets 11/1.10 and 12/1v.8r. The colophon in the latter forme was expanded in its second state to contain a statement about textual correctness and was dated 1473. The uncorrected state may in fact indicate a first issue of the edition. H *3329; BMC II, 521 (IB. 9110-11); GW 4483; CIBN B-513; BSB-Ink. B-559; Bod-Inc. B-376; Amelung, Frühdruck, 9; Schreiber 3510; Goff B-716.HONORIUS: Collation: [1-4υ10 5υ8] (1/1r letters between Honorius and Christianus, prologue, 1/1v text, 5/6v-8 blank). 48 leaves. 30 lines. Type: 2:115G. 6- to 8-line opening initials in interlocking red and blue, 2- to 5-line initials alternating in red and blue, red paragraph marks and capital strokes. (Faint marginal dampstaining.) FIRST EDITION of this work on cosmography, geography, astronomy, meteorology and chronology. Parts of it were silently incorporated by Pierre d'Ailly into his own Imago mundi, which was particularly influential for having been closely consulted by Christopher Columbus in preparation for his voyages to the new world. This edition is one of the five earliest books printed by the great and prolific Nuremberg printer Anton Koberger. It was long considered his first book (BMC II, x), but a recent investigation into this early group has shown by paper evidence that it was the fifth (J. Ing Freeman, "Anton Koberger's First Books", Princeton University Library Chronicle, 1994, pp. 308-322). There has been much speculation over the meaning of "Augustodunensis". Rather than being "of Autun", it probably refers to the imperial city of Regensburg where Honorius was a canon (cf. V. Flint, Honorius Augustodunensis of Regensburg, 1995). H *8800; BMC II, 411 (IB.7143); GW 12942; CIBN H-188; Sack (Freiburg) 1865; BSB-Ink. H-331; Bod-Inc. H-147; Goff H-323.ONLY TWO OTHER COPIES OF THESE EDITIONS HAVE SOLD AT AUCTION IN THE PAST 30 YEARS. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH COPY IN ORIGINAL CONDITION. Both printed texts preserve strong impressions of the type and a virtually full sheet size. The Boccaccio has a further wealth of evidence of its printing. The impression shows that it was printed in 2-page formes, and the backing felt appears to have been laid over the entire forme. The sheets were apparently affixed to the press by pinholes at the centre of each sheet, since they are not visible, even in sheets with their full deckle edge.CICERO: Collation: [1-8υ10] (last 3 leaves blank), 80 leaves, paper, COMPLETE, catchwords survive throughout, leaf signatures usually survive, 31 lines written in humanistic script in pale brown ink between single vertical bounding lines and pairs of horizontals ruled to guide the tops and bottoms of minims, justification: 185 x 105mm, capitals stroked in red, initials in red ink, sometimes with calligraphic flourishes, typically 2 or 3 lines high but sometimes more, up to 8 lines high (some contemporary/early interlinear and side-notes, manicula, subpunctuations, and underlinings, some water-staining and other wear, but generally in very good condition)Written at Bologna in April 1464, as recorded in the scribal colophon: "complevi in die sancti antanii[sic?] de aquino hora xix mensis a prilis bononie 1464". CONTENT: Beginning 'Quamquam te marce fili ' and ending 'si talibus monimentis [sic] preceptisque letabere. Marce tulii ciceronis offitiorum ad ciceronem filium liber tertius et ultimus explicit feliciter' followed without break by the colophon; the three books beginning at ff.1, 31, and 51.The front flyleaf was taken from a register of payments made by the Bishop of Würzburg, probably in the 1450s, several of which concern the book arts. There are two payments to Martin von Erfurt for writing documents; he is known as the scribe of a Breviary of Würzburg, 1454, now at the Vatican (Vatican MS. Palatina 513, see Bénédictins du Bouveret, Colophons de manuscrits occidentaux, 1965-79, no. 13200). A Johannes Knauff, vicar, is paid for writing a Book of Hours for the bishop; Gabriel Hungersperger is paid for writing 2 quires; and two other payments seem to relate to binding and colouring. The Bishop for whom this work was carried out was either Gottfried I von Limpurg (Bishop 1443-1455) or Johann III von Grumbach (Bishop 1455-1466).

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(INCUNABLE) BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogie deorum. Venice, 1494.  Third combined edition. Bound with De montibus, silvis, etc.

Lot 3: (INCUNABLE) BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogie deorum. Venice, 1494. Third combined edition. Bound with De montibus, silvis, etc.

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2011

USA

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Description: (INCUNABLE) BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI Genealogie deorum. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, February 23/24, 1494. 162 leaves, 62 lines. Folio, full seventeenth-century vellum, manuscript title to spine. Third combined edition of Boccaccio's genealogy of the Roman Gods, in fifteen books, bound with De montibus, silvis, fontibus, describing the landforms and bodies of water mentioned in mythological texts. Illustrated with woodcut printer's device to end, numerous woodcut initials and 13 full-page woodcut genealogical trees. Dampstain to pp. 137-144; scattered light brownspotting and some marginal markings; some minor wear and soiling to boards; otherwise fine.

Condition Report: Dampstain to upper right corner of pp. 136-144, strongest on pp. 140-141. Brown spotting to pp. 11-12 (marginal), pp. 25, 39 and 114 (in-text), and 121 (marginal). Printer's smudges to pp. 16, 20, 48 (verso), 69 and 98. Very small circular abrasions to pp. 31, 70, 102. Top right corner torn on p. 24. Small red dash marks in margins of pp. 7, 8 and 79. Large brown stain bottom right corner of p. 79. Some engravings trimmed slightly at bottom. Repaired tear to bottom right corner, toward inner edge, of last twelve pages (pp. 151-162); also a repaired tear to p. 158), and p. 153 rehinged.

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (?1313-75).  Decamerone . - Hieronymus Squarzaficus (fl. 1475-after 1503).  Vita di Boccaccio . Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 20 June 1492.

Lot 4: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (?1313-75). Decamerone . - Hieronymus Squarzaficus (fl. 1475-after 1503). Vita di Boccaccio . Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 20 June 1492.

by Christie's

2010

United Kingdom

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Description: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (?1313-75). Decamerone. - Hieronymus Squarzaficus (fl. 1475-after 1503). Vita di Boccaccio. Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 20 June 1492.[Bound with:]MASUCCIO Salernitano [Tommaso GUARDATI (c.1410-1475)]. Novellino. Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 21 July 1492.BOCCACCIO: Collation: pυ6 aυ8 b-xυ6 zυ4 (p1r title, verso blank, p2r table of contents, p5 Life of Boccaccio, p6 blank, a1r text within woodcut architectural frame, z3r register, colophon, z3v printer's device, z4 blank). 143 (of 144, without blank p6) leaves. Type: 23:82Rυb. 59 lines and headline, double column, 3- to 6-line initial spaces with printed guide-letter. Woodcut architectural border opening text, 112 woodcuts, including repeats, comprising 100 column-width cuts, 10 large woodcuts from 2 blocks, one opening each "day", and one woodcut portrait of the author, repeated, by the Popular Designer, woodcut printer's device; later engraving of Boccaccio as poet laureate (120 x 74mm) mounted on title. A few blocks in the Boccaccio are signed "b", probably by the workshop and not the artist. Initial opening text in blue on a liquid gold and silver ground, armorial shield in lower border in silver, blue, pink and green. (First leaf mounted on blank verso, neatly repaired marginal tear in 2 leaves, one just touching text, b6 on guard, some scattered stains, light marginal dampstain in quires k-l.)MASUCCIO: Collation: pυ2 A-Mυ6 (p1r title, verso blank, p2r table of contents, A1r text within woodcut architectural frame, M6r register, colophon, and printer's mark, verso blank). 74 leaves. Type: 23:82Rυb. 55-59 lines and headline, double column, 3- to 4-line initial spaces with printed guide-letter. 55 woodcuts from 50 blocks (11 from the 1492 Boccaccio above, and 39 new blocks). (Last leaf blank corner cut and mounted on verso, some light staining, heavier in last 3 quires.)Two works in one volume, super-chancery 2° (314 x 202mm). 18th-century vellum over thin pasteboard, titles written on spine, green edges, the two woodcut border pages with fore-edge folded to preserve woodcut (some stains, yapp edges worn). Provenance: arms (a lion rampant sinister) on first title -- Otto Schaefer (sale, Sotheby's New York, 8 December 1994, lot 32).FIRST ITALIAN ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE DECAMERON, AND THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THE NOVELLINO. They are among the finest Venetian woodcut books of the 15th century. Both works are illustrated by the "Popular Designer", whose designs are characterised by his "naive and occasionally naughty wit" (Hind). The cuts are noteworthy as being specific to the story they illustrate. Even when a Decameron cut is re-used in the Novellino, it is altered slightly for its new context. Depicting contemporary costume and manners, they allow a glimpse into life in Italy at the end of the 15th century. The Decameron cuts continued to appear in all subsequent editions until 1520 (with one exception). The two works are extremely rare. No other copy has been offered at auction in over 70 years, and ISTC lists only about a dozen institutional copies, several imperfect. Owing in part to their rarity and despite Hind's earlier recognition of new cuts, it became accepted that the Novellino was illustrated entirely with cuts already employed in the Decameron. Bernard Breslauer was the first to establish that only 11 cuts originated in the earlier work and that the majority - 39 blocks - are new to the Novellino. He further distinguished 3 states resulting from damaged blocks necessitating duplication. The present copy of the Novellino is in the first state, before any duplication became necessary. It therefore represents the full series of the original Novellino cuts.The two works are closely related in subject matter and format and were clearly intended as companion volumes; however, the present copy is the only instance where they are united in a single volume. The Decameron opens in contemporary Florence when a group of young people decides to remove itself to the countryside in order to escape the plague which has beset the city. They entertain one another during their self-enforced exile by telling stories, competing to show off their wit and inventiveness. The stories are intended as delightful distractions, and Petrarch praised the work as such. The Novellino similarly tells stories to entertain, and its author was known as the Neapolitan Boccaccio. Each of his tales is dedicated to a different person, including Ferdinand I of Aragon, Eleonora d'Aragona, Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, and the prologue is addressed to Ippolita Maria Sforza.I: HC 3277; GW 4449; CIBN B-527; Bod-Inc. B-364; Essling 640; Sander 1060; Arnim/Schaefer 62 (another, imperfect, copy); Goff B-728. NOT IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY OR BAVARIAN STATE LIBRARY, and of the 7 copies listed in GW, 3 are imperfect. II: HCR 10888; BMC V, 342 (IB.21034); Bod-Inc. M-142; Essling 668; Sander 4426; Goff M-346.

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                                        Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar)

Lot 4: Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar)

by Christie's

2012

United Kingdom

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Description: Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar) Portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1564), half-length, in black signed with the artist's serpent device and dated '1526' (upper left)oil on panel 7½ x 5¼ in. (19 x 13.3 cm.)

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Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Vita di Dante Alighieri,

Lot 4: Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Vita di Dante Alighieri,

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

December 18, 2013

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Vita di Dante Alighieri, title with small floral woodcut ornament, capital space with guide-letter, lacking initial titled soiled, some spotting, modern vellum,[Adams B2191; EDIT 16 CNCE 6304], 8vo, [Rome], [Francesco Priscianese], [1544].

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2 vols. Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. #159/174. Translated by John Payne. Illus...

Lot 6: 2 vols. Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. #159/174. Translated by John Payne. Illus...

by Freeman's

September 26, 2013

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Description: 2 vols. Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. #159/174. Translated by John Payne. Illus by Louis Chalon. 4to, mid-20th-century 3/4 crushed blue niger morocco & marbled bds, spines gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine labels. Photogravure plates. Internally clean, bright bdg.

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI.

Lot 7: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI.

by Sotheby's

2005

USA

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Description: Il Decamerone. London [i.e. Paris], 1757Condition Note: 5 volumes, 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.; 197 x 122mm.), 5 engraved title-pages and portrait of Boccaccio, engraved head- and tailpieces, 111 engraved plates (2 plates numbered 18 in vol. 5), by Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, duplicates of pp. 123 and 199 in vol. 4, contemporary red morocco with gilt fillets and corner fleurons, flat spines gilt in compartments, gilt edges, in modern slipcase, a few letters obscured on pp.48-49 of vol. 4, last leaf of vol. 4 torn without loss, extremities slightly rubbedLITERATURE AND REFERENCESCohen-de Ricci 158-159

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI (1313-1375).

Lot 7: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI (1313-1375).

by Sotheby's

2006

United Kingdom

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Description: LA FIAMMETTA. [NORTHERN ITALY: THE PRINTER OF ANTONIUS DE ROSELLIS, "DE LEGITIMATIONIBUS", C. 1480-1485] 4to (265 x 189mm.), 78 leaves (of 80, the first leaf blank), 35 lines, Roman letter, last words on a10v reading correctly "comincio aparlare", 7-line initial on a1 in gold on a white vine stem background, white vine stem decoration in inner and upper margins, green roundel at foot of page containing coat of arms (excised and repaired with blank paper), 3-line initial spaces with printed guides, some supplied in red, 4- to 7-line initials supplied in gold, early nineteenth-century binding by Charles Meyer (with his small pink ticket), coarse straight-grained green morocco over bevelled wooden boards, decorated in blind in imitation of a fifteenth-century binding, lacking initial blank and conjugate a10 (with text), extremities slightly rubbedPROVENANCEHamilton Palace library, sale in these rooms, 2 May 1884, lot 286, £2-19s., Quaritch; J.W. Pease, bookplate; Howard Pease, bookplate; sale at Hodgson's, 20 June 1958, lot 396, Maggs Bros, London, £90LITERATUREH 3290; GW 4457; BMC vii 1125; Bodleian XVc. B-366; Goff B735 (one copy)NOTESecond edition of Boccaccio's Fiammetta, first published in Padua in 1472. It is a prose romance giving an account of a young maid, Fiammetta, who is held by some to be Maria d'Aquino, with whom Boccaccio fell in love. Certainly the name occurs in various of his works, and in the Decameron Fiammetta tells a number of tales. The work was popular and translated into various languages: Amorous Fiammetta was the title of the English translation by B. Young published in 1587 (STC 3169).The press to which this book is attributed printed three other titles: Antonius de Rosellis De legitimationibus (H 13975, 58 leaves), Forma e regola di confessarsi (GW 7363, 2 copies), and Andrea da Barberino Guerino Il Meschino (H 8138; GW 1646, 202 leaves, Dresden copy only), a work of which a number of north Italian editions were printed in the 1470s and 1480s. Goff records one copy (Boston Public Library) of the Boccaccio from this press. Whilst the press is not definitely localisable, it is located in North Italy from the paper used in the books, and it is sometimes suggested that it may have been in the Venetian area; however, the products of the press are so rare that so far no note of provenance or purchase has been found in any of the books. It would appear from the works known to us that the press only reprinted texts which were popular and already in print, and produced very small editions, none of them dated.Of this Boccaccio only ten copies are listed by ISTC (GW in 1930 listed six, but there have been copies sold since 1930, e.g. in the Landau sale in our London rooms in 1948, the Bodleian copy bought at the Alvear sale in these rooms, March 1952, lot 58, and this copy sold in 1958; see below). The binding is by Charles Meyer who operated at 2 Hemming's Row, St Martin's Lane (from which he had moved by 1809), and who seems to have been, like many others, a German immigrant, and remained active certainly until 1819. He is styled 'Bookbinder to the Queen and Princesses'. There are two bindings by him amongst the Grenville books, according to Ellic Howe, and a book from George III's library, containing two tracts, one printed in 1804. A copy of Hamilton's Mémoires du comte de Grammont (s.a.) was bound by him (Ramsden pl. XX), and Edwards's 1793 edition of the same book is said to be bound by him (Maggs 1075, no. 242).

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BOCCACCIO,

Lot 7: BOCCACCIO,

by Christie's

2001

USA

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Description: Giovanni (1313-1375). [De casibus illustrium virorum]. The tragedies, gathered by Jhon Bochas, of all such Princes as fell from theyr estates throughe the mutability of Fortune since the creation of Adam, until his time: wherin may be seen what vices bring menne to destruction, wyth notable warninges howe the like may be avoyded. Translated from Italian into English by John Lydgate. London: John Wayland, [ca 1554]. 2 o in sixes (318 x 216 mm). Gothic type in double columns. Woodcut title border, the top compartment with the Royal Arms, termini at sides, and below a tablet representing one boy waking another with the motto "Arise for it is day" (McKerrow & Ferguson 76a). Woodcut of Adam and Eve, flanked by terminal side-pieces, on A4 recto. Woodcut historiated and floral initials. (Title with small closed tear near gutter, upper corner of A4 renewed affecting final period in the headline, rust-holes occasionally catching a few letters on B5, F5, G6, printer's error on &1 affecting final word in one line of heading, some minor marginal worming or small repairs at end.) 19th-century brown morocco gilt, edges gilt, by F. Bedford (spine lightly faded, hinges slightly rubbed) Provenance : Sir Edward Sullivan (1822-1885), Lord Chancellor of Ireland ("Through life he was an ardent book-collector, and at his death had amassed one of the most valuable private libraries in the kingdom" (DNB)) -- Robert Hoe, sold Anderson Auction Company, New York, 9 January 1912, lot 473 (describing Sullivan's bookplate, now removed) -- purchased from Seven Gables Bookshop, New York, 1 October 1969. Third or fourth edition of Lydgate's translation of Boccaccio's De casibus illustrium virorum, the first and second having been printed by Richard Pynson in 1494 and 1527; here without G4 title to Baldwin's A Memorial of such Princes found in some copies. Richard Tottell printed an edition in 1554, and there were two issues of Wayland's edition probably in the same year. Lydgate repeatedly described himself as Chaucer's disciple, and for two centuries after his death was assigned a place in English literature little below Chaucer or Gower. He used a smaller proportion of obsolete words, and is certainly more intelligible to the modern reader. But he was no classicist, and his 36,000 line translation depended on the French translation of Laurent de Premier fait. From the title-page found at the end of some copies, it seems evident that Wayland intended to add William Baldwin's A Memorial of such Princes to this edition. However, as Baldwin himself relates, the printing of this work, which eventually appeared in 1559 as A Myrroure for Magistrates (see lot 285), was suppressed (see the "Brief Memorial," recto A-A2 of the 1559 first edition). The woodcut on A4 recto shows scenes from Genesis 1-3, the creation of Eve, the temptation, and the expulsion from the garden. Jackson notes that the terminal side-pieces to this illustration "formerly belonged to Berthelet and passed from him to Powell who used them in 1556 on the title of Heywood's Spider and Flie " (see lot 241). Pforzheimer 73; STC 3178.

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI.

Lot 8: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI.

by Sotheby's

2006

United Kingdom

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Description: GENEALOGIAE DEORUM GENTILIUM (DE MONTIBUS, SILVIS, FONTIBUS...) [WITH ADDITIONS BY DOMINICUS SILVESTER]. REGGIO EMILIA: BARTHOLOMAEUS AND LAURENTIUS DE BRUSCHIS, [6 OCTOBER] 1481 Chancery folio (288 x 199mm.), 356 leaves (with blank leaf &8; see below), 41 lines, Roman letter, 2- to 5-line initial spaces (some with printed guides), manuscript headlines (some cropped), early nineteenth-century straight-grained red morocco gilt by Storr of Grantham, with his ticket, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, eighteenth-century notes in Latin on front flyleaf, some early annotations, small stain on a6, extremities very slightly rubbedPROVENANCEJohn Hayford Thorold and Syston Park, bookplates, sale in these rooms, 13 December 1884, lot 307, £2-18s., Ridler; J.W. PeaseLITERATUREHC 3319; GW 4476; BMC vii 1085; Bodleian XVc. B-370; Goff B751NOTEBoccaccio in his Genealogiae deorum played the role of Hawthorne's Tanglewood Tales or Robert Graves to the Renaissance. This massive compilation, of which Boccaccio's own copy survives (Florence, Biblioteca Laurenziana, plut. LII 9) draws largely on the so-called Mythographus Vaticanus III, although much information came from the Calabrian Greek Leonzio Pilato, who had made a translation of the poems of Homer. It was widely printed and hugely popular, used by artists, poets (Chaucer was using it very soon after it was written) and scholars alike. It was a slip of the pen in this text which coined the word Demogorgon (a corruption of demiurgon) taken up by the poets and writers of Europe, and used by Milton in Paradise Lost.The total number of leaves is given as 355 in GW, BMC and the Bodleian catalogue, and it is variously stated that quire & has 7 leaves: &υ7 (GW), &υ6+1 (O) or &υ8-1 (BMC). However, in this copy &8 is quite clearly present and is a blank leaf, the previous text ending on &7verso. That there should be eight leaves in this quire is confirmed by the register, as well as by the signing of quire &. This edition has not been oversigned; indeed, the signing is exemplary. However, in the register, the last word given as part of quire cc, "uitdd" is in fact for the first leaf of quire dd, "uit" being transposed up a line next to the signature dd. The register also specifies a quire lettered [rum]υ6, which is actually signed [1]aaυ6. Apart from the detail of the blank leaf, the clearest collation is that given in BMC.

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(Allen Press) Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Life of

Lot 8: (Allen Press) Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Life of

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2008

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Description: (Allen Press) Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Life of Dante. With wood-engravings by John De Pol. 11x7¼, gray-brown & lion motif-patterned cloth, hand-blocked Fortuny fabric, spine lettered in gilt, acetate. 1 of 115 copies on J. Whatman hand-made paper, designed and hand-dampened on hand-press by Lewis and Dorothy Allen. Greenbrae, CA: The Allen Press, 1992 Prospectus laid in. Fine.

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Decamerone. (Venice: Pasinello, 1729).

Lot 11: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Decamerone. (Venice: Pasinello, 1729).

by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

2011

USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni Boccaccio, nuovamente corretto et con diligentia stampato. (Venice: Pasinello, 1729). 4to, full blind-stamped vellum, marbled endpapers. Facsimile of the 1527 edition published in Florence "per le Heredi di Philippo di Giunta." One of 300 copies. Some minor soiling to vellum; bookplate tipped in front pastedown; manuscript ex-libris to f.f.e.p.; otherwise fine.

Condition Report: Facsimile is distinguished from original by the correct numbering of pp. 42, 101 and 108.

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum.  1472

Lot 11: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. 1472

by Swann Auction Galleries

April 11, 2013

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. With additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius. [295] (of [296]) leaves; lacks the final blank. Roman type. Rubricated. Folio, 315x214 mm, russet morocco gilt by W. H. Smith with the arms of C. H. St. John Hornby on front cover, spine slightly faded; soiling and spotting on first leaf, occasional light marginal foxing; cloth slipcase. (Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472)

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum.  1472

Lot 11: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. 1472

by Swann Auction Galleries

April 11, 2013

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. With additions by Dominicus Silvester and Raphael Zovenzonius. [295] (of [296]) leaves; lacks the final blank. Roman type. Rubricated. Folio, 315x214 mm, russet morocco gilt by W. H. Smith with the arms of C. H. St. John Hornby on front cover, spine slightly faded; soiling and spotting on first leaf, occasional light marginal foxing; cloth slipcase. (Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472)

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(Brunelleschi) Boccaccio, Giovanni. Les Contes De

Lot 13: (Brunelleschi) Boccaccio, Giovanni. Les Contes De

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2008

USA

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Description: (Brunelleschi) Boccaccio, Giovanni. Les Contes De Boccace, Decameron. 2 volumes. Translated into the French by Antoine Le Maçon. With 16 color plates, mostly erotic; plus 70 black and white vignettes. Illustrated by Brunelleschi. 10x7¾, uniform dark blue morocco with original wrappers (covers and spine) bound in, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, each in slipcase. No. 1385 of 2000 sets. Paris: Librairie D'Amateurs, [1934] Charming erotic illustrations. Mild edge wear and nicks to slipcases; leather spines sunned, other light wear; else near fine in a very good or better slipcases.

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10 Titles: Franklin Library. Darwin, Virgil, Dante, Homer, Petronius, Aristophanes, Plato, Giovanni Boccaccio, St. Augustine, Confucius

Lot 13: 10 Titles: Franklin Library. Darwin, Virgil, Dante, Homer, Petronius, Aristophanes, Plato, Giovanni Boccaccio, St. Augustine, Confucius

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

March 3, 2011

Falls Church, VA, USA

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Description: Franklin Library. 10 Titles. Franklin Center: Franklin Library. 8vo. Full leather gilt, aeg. Near fine. ++ The Aeneid Of Virgil. In the verse translation of John Dryden. 1975. ++ The Analects Of Confucius. 1980. ++ Dante Alighieri. Divine Comedy. 1977. ++ Giovanni Boccaccio. The Decameron. 1979. ++ Charles Darwin. The Origin Of The Species. 1975. ++ The Confessions Of Saint Augustine. 1976. ++ Plato. The Republic. 1975. ++ Petronius. Satyricon. 1980. ++ Aristophanes. Five Comedies. 1982. ++ Homer. The Odyssey. 1976.

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10 Titles: Franklin Library. Darwin, Virgil, Dante, Homer, Petronius, Aristophanes, Plato, Giovanni Boccaccio, St. Augustine, Confucius

Lot 13: 10 Titles: Franklin Library. Darwin, Virgil, Dante, Homer, Petronius, Aristophanes, Plato, Giovanni Boccaccio, St. Augustine, Confucius

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

March 3, 2011

Falls Church, VA, USA

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Description: Franklin Library. 10 Titles. Franklin Center: Franklin Library. 8vo. Full leather gilt, aeg. Near fine. ++ The Aeneid Of Virgil. In the verse translation of John Dryden. 1975. ++ The Analects Of Confucius. 1980. ++ Dante Alighieri. Divine Comedy. 1977. ++ Giovanni Boccaccio. The Decameron. 1979. ++ Charles Darwin. The Origin Of The Species. 1975. ++ The Confessions Of Saint Augustine. 1976. ++ Plato. The Republic. 1975. ++ Petronius. Satyricon. 1980. ++ Aristophanes. Five Comedies. 1982. ++ Homer. The Odyssey. 1976.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni:

Lot 14: Boccaccio, Giovanni: "The Decameron", trans. by

by Sworders Auctioneers - The Sudbury Saleroom

2009

United Kingdom

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Description: Boccaccio, Giovanni: "The Decameron", trans. by John Payne, illust. by Louis Chalon, 1893, lim.ed.No.219 of 1000, 29cms x 20cms, green cl.gt, together with quantity of loose additional plates in fitted mahogany case.

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Boccaccio, Decameron, 1816

Lot 14: Boccaccio, Decameron, 1816

by Bibliopathos

May 8, 2014

Verona, Italy

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Description: SUMPTUOUS EDITION OF A MASTERPIECE OF EROTIC LITERATUREBOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Decameron di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio. Italia (Pisa): Co' Caratteri di F. Didot, 1816. 4 parts bound in 2 folio volumes, quarter vellum binding, gilt title at spine. Wonderful edition of Boccace's Decameron, a masterpiece of medieval erotic literature.References: Brunet I, 1003. Ebert, 203: «A splendid edition». Only a copy in ICCU.

Condition Report: Traces of foxing, but a good copy of this sumptuous edition.

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BOCCACCIO,

Lot 15: BOCCACCIO,

by Christie's

2001

United Kingdom

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Description: Giovanni. Il Decamerone, London [but Paris: Prault], 1757. 5 volumes, 8o, 5 engraved titles, plates after Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, engraved head- and tailpieces after Gravelot (2 leaves ink spotted in vol. one, a few spots), contemporary polished calf, covers with gilt-ruled borders, spines gilt with red morocco lettering-pieces (extremities rubbbed, some worming mainly to joints), bookplate (1). Brunet I, 1007; Cohen-de Ricci 158-60; Ray French 15. (5).

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[Love Novel, Florence] Boccaccio, Ameto, 1529

Lot 15: [Love Novel, Florence] Boccaccio, Ameto, 1529

by Bibliopathos

July 10, 2014

Verona, Italy

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Description: RARE GIUNTINE EDITION OF BOCCACCIO'S AMETO: THE «CIVILIZING INFLUENCE OF LOVE»Boccaccio, Giovanni. Ameto. Florence: Giunti, 1529. [at colophon:] Impresso in Firenze: per gli heredi di Philippo de Giunta, 1529 adì XXIX di maggio. 8vo, 18th century vellum, ff. 102, [2]. Giuntine device on verso of final leaf. Dedication signed Bernardo di Giunta.Rare second revised Giuntine edition of Boccace's Ameto or, more properly, Commedia delle ninfe fiorentine («Comedy of the Florentine Nymphs"), a novel written in prose and verse about the civilizing influence of love.The novel was written in 1341 while Boccaccio was in Florence caring for his elderly father and separated from his beloved Fiammetta in Naples: the pastoral framework of this piece strongly influenced subsequent Arcadian literature.Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.References: Cnce, 6277. Renouard, Annali delle edizioni aldine, p. lii. Camerini, Annali dei Giunti, I, p. 136. Adams, B-2128. Bacchi della Lega, Opere di Boccaccio, p. 100: «Rara e più corretta della precedente del Giunti stesso». Gamba, 201: «Il p. Lombardi, nelle sue postille mss. al vocabolario, citò questa edizione, ch'è ristampa dell'altra 1521 [...]. Poggiali asserì d'averla "trovata in alcuni passi più corretta" [...]». OCLC, 3447981.

Condition Report: Very fine.

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[BOCCACE] Decamerone di Giovanni Boccaccio

Lot 17: [BOCCACE] Decamerone di Giovanni Boccaccio

by Delorme Collin du Bocage

2011

France

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Description: [BOCCACE] Decamerone di Giovanni Boccaccio cognominato Principi Galeotto; Diligentemente corretto ed acresciuto della Vita dell' Autore, ed altre Osservazioni Istoriche Critiche...

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[Love] Boccaccio, Dialogo d'amore, 1574

Lot 17: [Love] Boccaccio, Dialogo d'amore, 1574

by Bibliopathos

July 10, 2014

Verona, Italy

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Description: EXTREMELY SCARCE EDITION OF BOCCACE'S «LOVE DIALOGUE»NO COPIES IN USABoccaccio, Giovanni. Dialogo d'amore di m. Giouanni Boccaccio. Interlocutori. Il signor Alcibiade, et Filaterio giouane. Tradotte [!] di latino in volgare, da m. Angelo Ambrosini. Opera degna, e bella. [at colophon:] In Venetia, Appresso Giovanni Bariletto, MDLXXIIII. [Venice: Bariletto, 1574]. 12mo, modern paperboards, ff. [2], 29, [1, blank]. Extremely scarce edition of this love dialogue, attributed to Boccaccio. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.Provenance: I. Contemporary owner's signature GinGrer [?] at verso of title-page. II. Signature Valerio Nepa [?] at penultimate leaf. II. Signature Joannes zenus atque at recto of last blank leaf. References: Cnce, 17024 (only two copies in Italian public libraries). Out of Italy, OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide, none in USA (3 in Germany and 2 in UK).

Condition Report: The upper corner of the last few leaves neatly repaired; overall a good copy.

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Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar)

Lot 18: Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar)

by Christie's

2013

United Kingdom

Description: Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar) Christ on the Cross signed with the artist's serpent device (lower centre) oil on panel, in an engaged frame 16 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (41 x 25.8 cm.)

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[Greek and Latin Mythology] Boccaccio, Genealogia, 1585

Lot 18: [Greek and Latin Mythology] Boccaccio, Genealogia, 1585

by Bibliopathos

July 10, 2014

Verona, Italy

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Description: THE MOST IMPORTANT MYTHOLOGICAL MANUAL UNTIL THE LATE SIXTEENTH CENTURYBoccaccio, Giovanni. Della geneologia de gli dei di m. Giouanni Boccaccio libri quindeci. Ne' quali si tratta dell'origine, et discendenza di tutti gli dei de' gentili. Con la spositione de' sensi allegorici delle fauole & con la dichiaratione dell'historie appartenenti a detta materia. Tradotta già per m. Gioseppe Betussi. Et hora di nuouo con ogni diligenza reuista, et corretta. Aggiuntaui la vita di m. Giouanni Boccaccio, con le tauole de'capitoli & di tutte le cose degne di memoria. In Venetia : appresso la Compagnia de gli Vniti, 1585.4to (212x155 mm), near contemporary paperboards, colored paper at spine, ff. [20], 268. Text in italic type. Title vignette; initials; head- and tail pieces.Fine Venetian edition of Boccace's «Genealogy», a scholarly treatise on ancient Greek and Latin mythology, that remained the most important mythological manual until the late sixteenth century.Genealogia deorum gentilium, known in English as «On the Genealogy of the Gods of the Gentiles», is a mythography or encyclopedic compilation of the tangled family relationships of the classical pantheons of Ancient Greece and Rome, written in Latin prose and here translated by Giovanni Betussi. The work is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica «humanist in spirit and medieval in structure». According to the Preface Boccaccio undertook the project at the request of Hugh IV of Cyprus. The first version was completed in 1360, and he continuously corrected and revised the work until his death in 1374, so that various redactions of the works were copied in different manuscript traditions. In his lifetime and for two centuries afterwards it was considered his most important work.The full range of genealogies of the classical Gods are described in the fifteen books, drawing on the standard earlier works. According to Malcolm Bull, «Boccaccio does his best to make sense of the complex genealogy of the gods. But as he also allows for several gods of the same name, the result becomes enormously confusing. No subsequent mythographer followed his method of organizing material, yet Boccaccio's Genealogia retained its prestige and was to remain the most important mythological manual until the late sixteenth century». The Genealogia was unkindly described by Edward Gibbon as «a work, in that age, of stupendous erudition, and which he ostentatiously sprinkled with Greek characters and passages, to excite the wonder and applause of his more ignorant readers.Boccaccio was responsible for spreading the story, which he credited to Theodontius, that Demogorgon was the ancestor of all the heathen gods - based on a misspelled scholion to Statius, which had intended to claim ancestry for Plato's Demiurge. This gave rise to a literary and iconographic tradition lasting to John Milton and Shelley. From the earliest manuscripts, some believed to be Boccaccio autographs, diagrammatic family trees are included, which are thought to be the earliest non-Biblical uses of this type of graphic, which was already used in the form of the Jesse tree in art.The last two books of the work include a defence of poetry that is his latest and most extended discussion of the subject.Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.References: Adams, B-2176. CNCE, 6383. OCLC, 123211007.

Condition Report: Very good.

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). [<I>The Decameron</I>]. <I>The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence

Lot 19: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). [The Decameron]. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence

by Christie's

2005

USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). [The Decameron]. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation. Framed in ten days, of an hundred curious pieces, by seven honourable ladies, and three noble gentlemen. London: Isaac Jaggard for Mathew Lownes, 1625-1620.2 volumes in one, 2 o in 6's and 4's (280 x 180 mm). Titles within differing woodcut borders, the border to volume I with a boar passant, the crest of the Sidney family, in top compartment, at the sides an Arcadian shephered and an Amazon, at the foot a boar approaching a bush with the motto "non tibi spiro" [McKerrow and Ferguson 212], the border to volume II composed of six woodcut medallions repeated as vignettes throughout both volumes. Woodcut initials and ornaments. (A few tiny rust holes, without front blank in vol. I., lower blank margin of Mm6 trimmed.) Brownish morocco gilt by Birdsall (light rubbing to joints).Second edition of volume I, first edition of volume II. This was THE FIRST COMPLETE TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH, though the translator's identity is uncertain; no complimentary edition of the second volume was published. Boccaccio's influence on early English drama would be difficult to overestimate. At least fifty-four English plays, including several works by Shakespeare, have plots derived from the Decameron. Three years after printing the first edition, Jaggard went on to print the First Folio of Shakespeare (1623). Grolier Wither to Prior 250 (first edition); Pforzheimer 72 and 71; STC 3173 and 3172.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. La genealogia degli dei de'

Lot 19: Boccaccio, Giovanni. La genealogia degli dei de'

by Bloomsbury Auctions

2008

Italy

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Description: Boccaccio, Giovanni. La genealogia degli dei de' gentili. Venezia, Zoppini, 1581. In 4°. Marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio, capilettera xilografici, piccolo restauro e un segno al frontespizio, altri restauri al margine inferiore di altre carte iniziali, qualche carta brunita, leggere fioriture, mancante l'ultima bianca, margine superiore ridotto, legatura moderna in mezza pergamena con angoli, titolo e fregio manoscritto al dorso, traccia di precedenti segnature su contropiatto e risguardo, una macchia al contropiatto.

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Lot 21: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. 13 full-page woodcut genealogical diagrams. 162 leaves. Roman and Greek types. Folio, 315x214 mm, later

by Swann Auction Galleries

2002

USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae deorum. 13 full-page woodcut genealogical diagrams. 162 leaves. Roman and Greek types. Folio, 315x214 mm, later 19th-century vellum with chipped morocco lettering piece; marginal soiling and old scored inscription on title, minor dampstaining along top edges, otherwise generally quite clean internally. (Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 23 February 149 4/95)

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Boccaccio (Giovanni) Decameron (Le), 5 vol., extra-illustrated large- paper copy, 5 engraved pictorial titles, portrait and 110 plates by various artists including Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, extra- illustrated with 29 unsigned plates,

Lot 22: Boccaccio (Giovanni) Decameron (Le), 5 vol., extra-illustrated large- paper copy, 5 engraved pictorial titles, portrait and 110 plates by various artists including Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, extra- illustrated with 29 unsigned plates,

by Bloomsbury Auctions

2003

United Kingdom

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Description: Boccaccio (Giovanni) Decameron (Le), 5 vol., extra-illustrated large- paper copy, 5 engraved pictorial titles, portrait and 110 plates by various artists including Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, extra- illustrated with 29 unsigned plates, occasional very light foxing, p. 169 in vol.5 repaired, slightly affecting text, contemporary mottled calf by Derome, gilt, g.e., [Cohen-de-Ricci pp.158-9, "Un des livres illustr‚s des plus r‚ussis de tout le XVIIIe siŠcle."], 8vo, London [but Paris], 1757-61.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni

Lot 22: Boccaccio, Giovanni

by Sotheby's

2014

United Kingdom

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Description: folio (306 x 188mm.), title printed in red and black within woodcut border, woodcut device of Jean Petit at end, woodcut initials, modern vellum, edges slightly frayed, upper corner of last leaf torn with loss of printed foliation, occasional slight dampstaining

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni

Lot 23: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2009

USA

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Description: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni Boccaccio Nvovamente Corretto et Con Diligentia Stampato. [8], 284 leaves. Woodcut printer's device on title and verso of final leaf. (4to) 9¼x6½, 19th century calf, marbled endpapers. [Venice]: [Pasinello], [1729] The famous 18th century facsimile of the 1527 edition published in Florence "per le Heredi di Philippo di Giunta". Limited to 300 copies, the facsimile is distinguished from the original by the renumbering of leaves 42, 101 and 108, which were incorrect in the earlier printing. Ownership signature of Middleton to title-page. Covers scuffed, extremities worn, front cover detached, rear joint cracked; foxing to early leaves including title, dampstain to lower corner of latter leaves, else very good, contents clean and fresh overall.

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation. Framed in Ten Dayes.  2 vols. in one.  1625-20

Lot 24: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation. Framed in Ten Dayes. 2 vols. in one. 1625-20

by Swann Auction Galleries

2008

USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation. Framed in Ten Dayes, of an hundred curious Pieces, by seven Honourable Ladies, and three Noble Gentleman. Woodcut historiated borders on titles; woodcut text illustrations (many repeats). [5] (of [6], 193; [14], 134, 137-187 [i.e. 188] leaves; Volume 1 lacks initial and final blanks, Volume 2 lacks initial blank, with extraneous leaf To the Reader bound after genuine leaf To the Reader. 2 volumes. Folio, 270x176 mm, modern red morocco gilt; contents toned, occasional minor stains, Volume 1 title and 2B2-5 possibly supplied from another copy, small hole in R3 affecting several letters, Volume 2 title border cropped slightly, clean tear in blank outer margin of 2K3. London: Isaac Jaggard for Mathew Lownes, 1625; Isaac Jaggard, 1620

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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

Lot 25: The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2006

USA

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Description: The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio. 2 volumes. xxiii, 325; xii, 383 pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white, including many full-page plates, by Louis Chalon. 4to. Publisher's full vellum, stamped and lettered in gilt, attached ribbon bookmarks, edges untrimmed. No. 2 of only 36 hand-numbered copies, privately printed.Lawrence & Bullen's imprint in gilt on lower spines.

Condition Report: Minor wear overall, light foxing chiefly to page edges; near fine or better.

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Life of Dante

Lot 26: Life of Dante

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

December 19, 2013

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: 186, [1] pp.(8vo) original vellum over boards, elaborately embossed with a peacock and floral design by Edward B. Edwards, Jr. One of 300 copies on Italian hand-made paper.Translated and with an introduction and notes by G.R. Carpenter.

Condition Report: Light wear at spine ends; near fine.

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[ Erotica ] Boccaccio (Giovanni) Contes, 2 vol., half-titles, 20 engraved plates after Rogier, extra-illustrated by the insertion of a suite of 21 erotic plates by Gravelot from an earlier edition, some foxing, engraved armorial bookplate of the

Lot 27: [ Erotica ] Boccaccio (Giovanni) Contes, 2 vol., half-titles, 20 engraved plates after Rogier, extra-illustrated by the insertion of a suite of 21 erotic plates by Gravelot from an earlier edition, some foxing, engraved armorial bookplate of the

by Bloomsbury Auctions

2002

United Kingdom

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Description: [ Erotica ] Boccaccio (Giovanni) Contes, 2 vol., half-titles, 20 engraved plates after Rogier, extra-illustrated by the insertion of a suite of 21 erotic plates by Gravelot from an earlier edition, some foxing, engraved armorial bookplate of the Prince de Piccolomini in vol.1, contemporary green calf-backed marbled boards, head of spines chipped, 8vo, Paris, 1835.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. Della Geneologia de Gli Dei.

Lot 29: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Della Geneologia de Gli Dei.

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2011

USA

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Description: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Della Geneologia de Gli Dei. [20], 268 leaves. Woodcut initial letters. (4to) 20.2x15 cm. (8x6") early full limp vellum. Venice: Marc Antonio Zaltieri, 1588 Boccaccio's great mythological treatise in fifteen books. Vellum well worn, soiled and loosely attached; corners folded at front and rear of volume; some dampstaining; fair only.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone. [12], 487, [1

Lot 30: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone. [12], 487, [1

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2011

USA

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Description: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone. [12], 487, [1 blank], [8], [2 blank], [56] pp. Lacking 2 leaves (C6-7). Woodcut historiated initial letters throughout; 10 large woodcut illustrations in text. (4to) 22.6x16.2 cm. (8¾x6¼") early full limp vellum, initials W.B. in gilt on covers, remnants of cloth ties. Venice: Vicenzo Valgrisio, 1552 The first edition edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, glossary at rear with separate title page. Vellum worn and soiled, some light foxing, margins ruled in red ink by an early hand, lacking 2 leaves; very good.

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Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Le Decameron,

Lot 30: Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Le Decameron,

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 6, 2014

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Le Decameron, 5 vol., fine engraved portrait, 5 pictorial titles, 110 plates and 97 tail-pieces after Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, some ff. lightly browned, some spotting, a few small marginal water-stains, contemporary mottled calf, gilt, spines with double olive morocco labels, a few lower corners worn, vol.2 slightly chipped at head, rubbed, g.e., [Cohen-de Ricci 160-161; Ray 3941], 8vo, 'Londres' [but Paris], 1757-1761. Cohen-de Ricci calls this edition in French 'plus recherchée' than the edition in Italian of 1757.

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BOCCACCIO BOCCACCINO

Lot 33: BOCCACCIO BOCCACCINO

by Sotheby's

2011

USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO BOCCACCINO FERRARA 1466-1525 CREMONA THE MADONNA AND CHILD ENTHRONED WITH A DONOR Indistinctly inscribed and possibly signed lower left, on a cartellino: Dona[...]...maria...la...Td[r?]en verro B[oc?] az... ...us...sir M... oil on panel, shaped top 54 1/8 by 21 3/4 in.; 137.4 by 55.4 cm.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni

Lot 35: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2009

USA

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Description: Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decamerone de M. Giovanni Boccaccio Nvovamente Corretto et Con Diligentia Stampato. [8], 284 leaves. Woodcut printer's device on title and verso of final leaf. (4to) 9¼x6½, 19th century calf, marbled endpapers. [Venice]: [Pasinello], [1729] The famous 18th century facsimile of the 1527 edition published in Florence "per le Heredi di Philippo di Giunta". Limited to 300 copies, the facsimile is distinguished from the original by the renumbering of leaves 42, 101 and 108, which were incorrect in the earlier printing. Ownership signature of Middleton to title-page. Covers scuffed, extremities worn, front cover detached, rear joint cracked; foxing to early leaves including title, dampstain to lower corner of latter leaves, else very good, contents clean and fresh overall.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Modell of Wit, Mirth,

Lot 36: Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Modell of Wit, Mirth,

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

2013

USA

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Description: Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conversation. Framed in Ten Dayes, of an hundred curious Pieces, by seven honourable ladies, and three noble gentlemen. Preserved to Posterity by the renowned John Boccacio, the first refiner of Italian prose: and now translated into English. [Vol. 2] The Decameron Containing An hundred pleasant Novels. Wittily discoursed, betweene seven Honourable Ladies, and three Noble Gentlemen. The last Five Dayes. 2 volumes in 1. Folio (276 x 175mm). Vol. 1: A-V6 (-A1, blank leaf), Aa8, Bb-Nn6 (-Nn6, blank leaf), (E1 is signed E2, Nn3 is signed Nn2); vol. 2: [-]4 (- blank leaf and To the Reader), ¶-¶¶4 , ¶¶¶2, B-Zz4, Aaa6 (B1 is unsigned, sig. Gg is signed G). 19thcentury green morocco by Riviere, rebacked, joints and edges rubbed, covers slightly scuffed. Marbled edges and end papers, edges subsequently gilded. [London]: Printed by Isaac Jaggard, 1625-20 Second edition in English of Vol. I, first edition of Vol. II. "No complimentary edition of the second volume was ever published. Possibly because, when the present was called for, Jaggard was still able to supply copies of the first edition" (Pforzheimer 72). Despite a last minute attempt by the Archbishop of Canterbury to block publication, the Decameron finally made its debut in English, long after it was recognized as a masterpiece of storytelling in 14th century Italy and nearly two centuries after French, German, and Spanish translations. This translation quickly became a source book for English culture, favored by readers including the English Romantics, and inspiring such poems as Keats's "Isabella or, The Pot of Basil." Pforzheimer 72 & 71; STC 3173 & 3172. Pages washed and occasionally spotted. Both title pages have been restored on all three edges, minor losses to woodblock illustrations have been redrawn neatly in ink. Around 15 other pages show restorations within the text block, none affecting sense, a further 30 pages show restorations to edges only. Very good.

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BOOK  -     BOCCACCIO, G

Lot 37: BOOK - BOCCACCIO, G

by Dorotheum

2009

Austria

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Description: BOOK - BOCCACCIO, G

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Corbaccio.  1569

Lot 37: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Corbaccio. 1569

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 9, 2010

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Corbaccio. Edited by Jacopo Corbinelli. [16], 173 [i. e., 175], [1] pages. 8vo, early 19th-century russia gilt with Wodhull arms on front cover, joints worn; contents browned, early signature on title. Paris: Frédéric Morel, 1569

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Il Decameron di messer

Lot 39: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Il Decameron di messer

by Millon & Associes

2010

France

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Description: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Il Decameron di messer Giovanni Boccacci Cittadino fiorentino. Amsterdamo (Naples), s.l.n.d. (1703). 1 fort volume in-16, plein maroquin rouge du début du XIXe, dos lisse avec une large dentelle dorée en coiffe et en pied, plats encadrés d'un double filet doré avec fleurs de lys aux angles, tranches dorées. 26 pp., 811 pp., 1 frontispice gravé en rouge et en noir . Impression de Naples sans indication spécifique faite à partir de l'édition elzévirienne donnée en 1665 à Amsterdam. (Gamba n.184).

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Il Decameron di messer

Lot 39: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Il Decameron di messer

by Millon & Associes

2010

France

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Description: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Il Decameron di messer Giovanni Boccacci Cittadino fiorentino. Amsterdamo (Naples), s.l.n.d. (1703). 1 fort volume in-16, plein maroquin rouge du début du XIXe, dos lisse avec une large dentelle dorée en coiffe et en pied, plats encadrés d'un double filet doré avec fleurs de lys aux angles, tranches dorées. 26 pp., 811 pp., 1 frontispice gravé en rouge et en noir . Impression de Naples sans indication spécifique faite à partir de l'édition elzévirienne donnée en 1665 à Amsterdam. (Gamba n.184).

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI.  Ameto over Comedia delle Nimphe Fiorentine.  1524

Lot 39: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Ameto over Comedia delle Nimphe Fiorentine. 1524

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 12, 2013

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Ameto over Comedia delle Nimphe Fiorentine. Title within woodcut historiated ornamental border. 95, [1] leaves, including final blank. 8vo, 155x95 mm, old limp vellum; scattered foxing and stains, minor soiling on title, hole in upper inner corner of C1 affecting a few words. (Venice: Niccolò Zoppino & Vincenzo [di Paolo], 20 December 1524)

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Boccaccio,G.

Lot 40: Boccaccio,G.

by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen

2013

Germany

Description: Boccaccio,G. Ameto over Comedia delle nimphe fiorentine. Venedig, Zoppino 1524. Mit Holzschn.-Titelbordüre und Druckermarke am Ende. 95 Bl. Ldr. d. 18. Jhdts. mit Rsch. u. Goldpräg. (Tls. Wurmfraß, berieb. u. best.). Index Aureliana 120.209. STC 108. Adams B 2126. Sander 1057. - Ametos Nymphenspiel in einem eleganten, nicht häufigen Druck. - Bl. 95 mit angesetztem Eckausriß (kein Textverlust) und stärker fleckig, sonst nur vereinzelt etw. braunfleckig, gering gebräunt SchaetzPreis 750

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI.  L'Amorosa Fiammetta.  1542 + PETRARCA, FRANCESCO.  Il Petrarcha.  1543

Lot 40: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. L'Amorosa Fiammetta. 1542 + PETRARCA, FRANCESCO. Il Petrarcha. 1543

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 12, 2013

New York, NY, USA

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. L'Amorosa Fiammetta. Edited by Lodovico Dolce. Title within woodcut historiated architectural border. 102, [2] leaves * PETRARCA, FRANCESCO. Il Petrarcha. Woodcut portrait of Petrarca on title; 6 full-page woodcut illustrations. 180, [44] leaves. Together, 2 volumes. 8vo, 151x102 mm, modern 1/4 vellum, and 148x101 mm, modern 1/2 vellum; dark marginal dampstaining throughout the first volume, occasional marginal foxing and soiling in the second, blank outer margin of a2 excised. Venice: Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari, 1542; (Bernardino Bindoni, 1543)

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[ Literature & Illustrated Books ] Boccaccio (Giovanni) Il Decamerone

Lot 41: [ Literature & Illustrated Books ] Boccaccio (Giovanni) Il Decamerone", woodcut device on title and verso of last f., Chatsworth bookplate, 19th century diced calf, gil, upper cover and marbled front endpaper detached, lower joint worn, g.e., [cf

by Bloomsbury Auctions

2004

United Kingdom

Description: [ Literature & Illustrated Books ] Boccaccio (Giovanni) Il Decamerone", woodcut device on title and verso of last f., Chatsworth bookplate, 19th century diced calf, gil, upper cover and marbled front endpaper detached, lower joint worn, g.e., [cf Adams B2147], 8vo Florence, heirs of Filippo Giunta, 1527. E2000-3000 The rare 1527 edition which was the definitive edition of Boccaccio's classic until the 1761 edition produced by Manelli.

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375).   De casibus illustrium virorum . Paris: Jehan Petit, Vaenu[n]dantur ab Joan[n]e Gormontio & Ioan[n]e Parvo, [1506-1522]. Large 8° (160 x 184mm). Large woodcut on title, woodcut initials. (Light browning, a few

Lot 41: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). De casibus illustrium virorum . Paris: Jehan Petit, Vaenu[n]dantur ab Joan[n]e Gormontio & Ioan[n]e Parvo, [1506-1522]. Large 8° (160 x 184mm). Large woodcut on title, woodcut initials. (Light browning, a few

by Christie's

2013

United Kingdom

Description: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). De casibus illustrium virorum. Paris: Jehan Petit, Vaenu[n]dantur ab Joan[n]e Gormontio & Ioan[n]e Parvo, [1506-1522]. Large 8° (160 x 184mm). Large woodcut on title, woodcut initials. (Light browning, a few scattered tiny stains.) 18th-century green vellum, gilt spine compartments with repeated fleuron, red edges (split along joints, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: 18th-century annotations. A RARE EDITION PRINTED IN PARIS, evidence of the demand for Boccaccio's work outside Italy. Although the edition is undated, the above range covers the period when Petit was active.

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