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THE PALACE OF PLEASURE.
Painter, William.

THE PALACE OF PLEASURE.

With an introduction by Hamish Miles and Illustrations by Douglas Percy Bliss. Cresset Press 1929.
4 vols. Royal 8vo. 4 wood engraved (hand coloured) pochoir frontiss., 101 pictorial chapter headings. Paper splitting in part ot upper hinges of vols. 1 & 3., e.ps. very lightly browned, original linen backed dec. boards, minor browning, paper title labels to spines, minor wear, t.e.g. No. 127 of a Limited Edition of 500 Copies, of a Larger Limitation of 530. Painter borrowed from Herodotus, Boccaccio, Plutarch, Aulus Gellius, Aelian, Livy, Tacitus, Quintus Curtius, Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Matteo Bandello, Ser Giovanni Fiorentino, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, Queen Marguerite de Navarre and others. Influencing many Tudor playrights notably Philip Sidney, John Webster, Shakespeare, etc.
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