London, Privately Printed for the Villon Society: 1890
Seller ID: 37199
Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
TEG, faux vellum boards with gilt lettering and decoration. By the most popular Italian novelist of the Renaissance period. Large Paper edition. Light warp to a couple of the volumes. Untrimmed. Boards covered in original parchment. For private circulation only. The stories on which William Shakespeare based several of his plays (Much Ado about Nothing, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night in particular)  were supplied by Bandello, The only nearly complete translation of Bandello's tales into English is "The novels of Matteo Bandello", translated by John Payne in 6 volumes, 1890. This... View More...