Giovanfrancesco Straparola. Le Tredici Piacevolissime Notti [“Thirteen Pleasant Nights.”]

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Giovanfrancesco Straparola. Le Tredici Piacevolissime Notti [“Thirteen Pleasant Nights.”]

Giovanfrancesco Straparola. Le Tredici Piacevolissime Notti [“Thirteen Pleasant Nights.”]
Lot 32
(FAIRY TALES)

Giovanfrancesco Straparola. Le Tredici Piacevolissime Notti [“Thirteen Pleasant Nights.”]

Illustrated throughout. 348, (4). Modern vellum. Sm. 4to.

Venice: Alessandro De’Vecchi 1599

Est: $300 - $500
PRICE REALIZED $200
Both volumes of Straparola’s classic collection of 75 fairy tales, divided here into thirteen nights. First printed in 1550-53, these stories, the first literary fairy tales published in Europe, would eventually influence later writers such as the Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm.