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The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, in Six Volumes: The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation

By: De Seingalt, Jacques Casanova; Machen, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1945

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2272119

Condition: Very Good


Book club editions. All volumes lack jackets. Spines a bit faded, rear hinge of first volume repaired. 1945 Hard Cover. Complete in six hardcover volumes. Translated by Arthur Machen. The memoirs of the infamous Venetian lover whose name has become synonymous with womanizing. Valuable as a social document in much the same way as Boswell's Life of Johnson and the Diary of Samuel Pepys. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt (April 2, 1725 – June 4, 1798) was a Venetian adventurer and author. His main book Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), part autobiography and part memo... View more info

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The Heptameron: Tales and Novels of Marguerite, Queen of Navarre

By: Machen, Arthur

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1924

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291627

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Numbered 1844 of 2000. No jacket. Minor general wear. 1924 Hard Cover. xxv, 385 pp. Green boards with gilt titles and decor on spine and on front board. Top page ridge gilt. In the early 1500s five men and five women find themselves trapped by floods and compelled to take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. When told they must wait days for a bridge to be repaired, they are inspired - by recalling Boccaccio's Decameron - to pass the time in a cultured manner by each telling a story every day. The stories, however, soon degenerate into a verbal battle between the sexes, as the ... View more info