Sm. 8vo, pp. [ii], 216; a good copy in modern cloth, original upper wrapper (green paper printed in gold) bound in and attached with tape to inner margin of title-page.
US $1603 €1362
Extremely rare first edition of Kuzmin’s translation of Boccaccio’s Fiammetta. ‘The Fiammetta is the first prose romance in which the heroine is made the narrator, and in which the vicissitudes of sentiment are the matter of the story... Boccaccio is the inventor of one of the principal types of the modern novel’ (W. P. Ker).
No copy recorded in OCLC.
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