"Five Centuries of Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron" is the current exhibit in Special Collections. Various editions of Boccaccio's most well-known work that were printed during the 16th century and up to the present day are on display. Examples include vellum bound board books to full calf bindings to modern Franklin Mint covers. Boccaccio influenced later European writers, such as Geoffrey Chaucer and John Dryden, and facsimiles of their works are part of the exhibit.
Also on display are other works by Boccaccio and include: Genealogie Johannis Boccacij cum micantissimis arborum effigiationibus cuiusq (1511), Opera dell'huomo dotto et famoso Giovan Boccaccio da Certaldo (1520), and, Libro di M[esser] Gio[vanni] Boccaccio delle donne illustri / tradotto per messer Giuseppe Betussi (1547).
The exhibit is located in Special Collections on the second floor of the Bartle Library and will be on display through the Spring semester. Special Collections is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.