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SA Auction #96 begins on 20 Jan 2022

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Machen, Arthur (translator); introduction by Arthur Symons; illustrated with old engravings

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt [Casanova]. New version of the first (1894) complete and unabridged English translation (6 volumes)

Published: G P Putnam's Sons; Elek Books, New York; London, No date [late-1950s/early 1960s]]

Edition: First thus

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This version derives from "the rare unabridged London edition of 1894 translated by Arthur Machen". It was published simultaneously in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. It includes new material researched by Arthur Symons and reproduced at the beginning of Volume 1. It also features a striking series of dustjackets (which retain their impact despite being in only fair condition in this set) and illustrations from early Italian engravings. Volume 6 includes one hundred pages of appendix, supplement and bibliography.

Green cloth-boards, gilt to the spine. Maroon endpapers and top page edges. Volume pagination: lii + 729 pp; x + 714; viii + 650; vii + 656; vii + 637; vii + 717. Several monochrome gravure plates inserted in each volume. Binding sound. A complete, unmarked and undiscoloured set. The modest reserve discounts the condition of the dustjackets.

  • Jacket Condition: Fair (see images)
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 220 x 150
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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