London, G.P. Putnam's Sons ('Printed in U.S.A.'), 1930.
Small quarto, two volumes, xxvi, 324 and [vi], 342 pages plus 24 plates by Jean De Bosschère (16 in colour).
Attractively gilt-blocked tan buckram, top edges gilt, others uncut; extremities very slightly rubbed; minimal signs of age and use; an excellent set.
'Twenty-five hundred copies have been printed on Worthy No. 2 Special Laid Rag Paper, of which five hundred are for England. This copy is Number 352' (colophon at the rear of the second volume). Loosely inserted is a publisher's large-format bookmark (for want of a better word), with some self-promotional text printed on it: 'Mr. Richard Aldington's translation of the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio is now issued for the first time. It is an eminently satisfying translation. As poet, prose writer, critic and scholar, Mr. Aldington needs no introduction; who could one think of better fitted for translating "The Decameron"?'. [2 items].