The Memoirs Of Jacques Casanova De Seingalt Prince Of Adventurers And The Most Indomitable Of Lovers..
Bound in original buff cloth, boards with gilt borders enclosing fleur-de lys in roundels; spine with gilt borders, decorations and titles, in grey dust wrappers, with black fleur-de-lys and titles and list of Society's publications on rear, which have slight traces of wear. Top edge gilt. Deckled edges. Uncut pages. A fine set.
Privately Printed for the Navarre Society Limited.,
A new edition with introduction notes and appendices. with two portraits and ten photogravures from original drawings by antoine gaymard. in two volumes.
this edition is printed upon laid paper of fine quality specially made for the navarre society and is strictly limited.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. Vol. I,  + xxxi + [i] + 484 pp.; Vol. II, vi + [ii] + 505 pp. Half titles in red. Title pages in red and black.
Illustrated by 2 engraved portrait frontispieces and by 10 photogravure plates with tissue guards captioned in red.
A handsome edition, limited to 1000 sets of the memoirs of Giacomo Casanova (1725-98), Venetian adventurer and author, originally written in French while he worked as a librarian in Bohemia. It provides a very readable account of eighteenth century European society, Casanova having visited many different countries, including England, where he managed to spend a short time in Newgate Prison. His numerous escapades included escaping from the Venetian state prison, fighting a duel in Poland and encountering royalty, popes and cardinals, Voltaire, Mozart and Goethe. He mingled with both high and low society and seduced numerous women. Until the advent of modern editions, this Navarre Society publication, was for a long time, the only available translation of his Memoirs into English.
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