An 18th century English translation of 14th century Italian Boccaccio's The Decameron. Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, or, Ten Days Entertainment of Boccace, translated by Charles Balguy, London: R. Dodsley at Tully's Head in Pall-Mall, 1741 [Most likely a reprint from c.1750s].
Book is about the festivities of seven men and three women who have escaped to the Florentine countryside to avoid the plague. Contemporary bookseller and writer Robert Dodsley advertised this book in General Advertiser, April 28, 1741, as so "delicate and decent... that even the Ladies need not be afraid of reading or having these ingenious novels..."
From England in the early to mid 18th century. Weighs 1.47 lbs.
Dimensions are 5 1/2 x 8 x 1 3/4 inches.