Blake's etching from
English translation, 1789-1798. Folio of five
volumes. 169 plates, including those by William
Blake. Contains over 800 illustrations. This is
the most complete and most important work on the
subject of Physiognomy in ints most lavish edition.
Physiuognomy is the 18th century study of the
the shape of the human head, and how people sometimes
look like animals.
most famous work, penned between 1351 and 1353.
The title comes from the Greek deca meaning
ten, and hemera meaning day which refers to the
framework of the story. Set in the year of the
Black Death , seven ladies and three gallants
meet in a Florentine Church where they decide
to flee the city to the hills of Fiesole. There
they entertain themselves by recounting stories
all of the ten days