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The pentameron of Giambattista Basile: PB 14-2016

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Current Location: In storage


The pentameron of Giambattista Basile


Author: Basile, Giambattista
Translator: Burton, Richard Francis
Illustrator: Ayrton, Michael
Publisher: Spring Books



Translated by Richard Burton ; introduction by E.R. Vincent ; drawings by Michael Ayrton.
The title of the first ed. of 1634 was Lo cunto deli cunti overo Lo trattenemiento de'peccerille. The title of Il Pentamerone was first used in an ed. of 1674.
402, [1] pages, 6 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Moldon, Peter L.


1950 CE - 1959 CE


"The book was designed and the letterpress was printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge; it was set by The Stellar Press [Hatfield] ... the plates were selected and printed by Christopher Skelton at his Press at Wellingborough." --t.p. verso.

Privately printed - This number 70 of 230 copies.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 14-2016
Primary reference Number: 208355
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Created: Friday 12 February 2016 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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