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  • Boccaccio's DEcameron on Hundred
    Graphic Interpretations Engraved in Aquaforte-Aquatinta by Petru Russu

    authentic Signed & Numbered Bibliophile
    limited edition collector book and ebook
        release July 7, 2002

        Publisher World Of art (WOA)
        Author, Editor, publisher: WOA / MOT
        424 pages size
    12x10v in | 32x27 cm
        Language English
        ISBN-13: 9789189685307
        ISBN-10: 918968530X

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    THE DECAMERON BY GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO IN 100 AQUA TIMTAAQUA FORTE HAND COLORED GRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CREATED IN 1984-1985 BY THE FINE ARTIST PETRU RUSSU.
     

    GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO’S THE DECAMERON IS A COLLECTION OF NOVELLAS OR SHORT NOVELS WRITTEN DURING THE 14TH CENTURY. THERE ARE 100 TALES CONTAINED IN THE BOOK WHICH IS PRESENTED TOGETHER. THE BOOK’S TITLE

     

    THE DECAMERON COMBINES THE TWO GREEK WORDS “DEKA” MEANING TEN AND “HEMERA”
    MEANING DAY. THE TITLE CAN BE LITERALLY TRANSLATED AS “TEN DAY,” WHICH IS ALSO THE TIME FRAME IN WHICH THE STORIES ARE TOLD BY THE 7 YOUNG WOMEN AND 3 YOUNG MEN. IN THE BOOK, EACH OF THE TEN PERSONS TOOK THEIR TURNS TO TELL STORIES FOR A DAY.
     

    THE PRESENT ENGLISH TRANSLATION IS THAT OF JOHN FLORIO, PUBLISHED IN 1620 BY THE LONDON PUBLISHER IAGGARD. ARCHAIC SPELLINGS HAVE BEEN PRESERVED.