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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A collection of a hundred tales, conceived of as rehearsed in ten days at a country-house during the plague at Florence; are of a licentious character, but exquisitely told; were written by Boccaccio; published in 1352; the name comes from deka , ten, and hemera , a day.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Decameron'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/decameron.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.