Berlin, [1925.] Neufeld & Henius. 1 hr title + XI +  + 386 p. + 8 color t .;  + 388 p. + 10 color t.
The two volumes are in a single, ornately gilt, publisher’s half leather binding. Nice copy, in good condition.
Seducer, gambler, necromancer, swindler, swashbuckler, poet, self-made gentleman, bon vivant, Giacomo Casanova was not only the most notorious lover of the Western world, but a supreme story teller. He lived a life stranger than most fictions, and the tale of his own adventures is his most compelling story, and one that remained unfinished at the time of his death.
This edition contains all the highlights of Casanova’s life from his youth in Venice as a precocious ecclesiastic; his dabbling in the occult; his imprisonment and thrilling escape; and his amorous conquests, ranging from noblewomen to nuns.
This beautiful illustrated work is exceedingly rare, the covers are truly remarkable, with amazing illustrations. Inside, there are dozens of detailed illustrations in black and white.