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CASANOVA, Jacques.

The Memoirs....

Complete in twelve volumes as translated into English by Arthur Machen with an introduction by Arthur Symons a new preface by the translator and twelve drawings by Rockwell Kent.

Availability: In stock

Published: [New York] Aventuros, 1925

Stock Code: 131117

£4,950
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition with Kent's illustrations, limited subscribers issue, one of a stated limitation of 1,000 numbered sets, though here lettered "L" on the limitation leaf. Kent's frontispieces are pen, brush, and ink drawings photomechanically reproduced as engravings. Machen's translation of Casanova's Memoirs was first published in 1894.

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Description

12 volumes, square octavo (238 x 172 mm). Publisher's deluxe red morocco, spines lettered and blocked in gilt, quadruple gilt fillet to covers, pictorial endpapers. With the original red cloth dust jackets to latter eleven volumes.

Illustrations

Frontispieces with captioned tissue-guards to each volume, red vignettes to title pages, printed in 15th-century Italian-style typeset.

Condition

A fine set; light wear to dust jackets with spine panels faded.

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