Item #009496 Il Pentamerone: or The Tale of Tales; Being a Translation by Sir Richard Burton from Giovanni Batiste Basile. Giovanni Batiste Basile, Richard Burton.
Il Pentamerone: or The Tale of Tales; Being a Translation by Sir Richard Burton from Giovanni Batiste Basile

Il Pentamerone: or The Tale of Tales; Being a Translation by Sir Richard Burton from Giovanni Batiste Basile

New York: Horace Liveright, 1932. Hardcover. xxiii, 3, 455, [1] p.; 22 cm. Black cloth with gilt spine title. Endpapers with illustration by Witold Gordon. Title page in red and black; title vignette. No dust jacket. 5th printing, April 1932. This edition first published in 1927. Bookplate on front free endpaper of Rose and Ray Green. The Pentamerone, a collection of Neapolitan fairy tales, was first published in 1634. Both Charles Perrault and the Grimm brothers adapted some of these tales for their own collections, including the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel. In Very Good- Condition: corners rubbed; head of spine starting to fray; loss of gilt from spine title; front joint weak; otherwise, clean and solid. Very Good -. Item #009496

Price: $18.00