The Palace Of Pleasure. By William Painter. Introduction by Hamish Miles and illustrations by Douglass Percy Bliss. 4 volume set

PAINTER, William


Publisher: London, Cresset Press, 1929. First edition this
Description: full-page colour plates; 4tos, canvas spines with papered boards. Some soiling to covers and occasional spotting, else very good copies

No. 100 of 500 copies. Very attractive private press printing of the 16th century collection of `pleasant histories and excellent novels’. Painter borrows from Herodotus, Boccaccio, Plutarch, Aulus Gellius, Aelian, Livy, Tacitus, Quintus Curtius and others

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