First edition in English, 1966, Giacomo Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt; first translated into English from the original French manuscript, by Willard R. Trask, History of My Life, Volumes 1 and 2, b&w plates in Volume 1 and in Volume 2, the book has a dark coloured cloth board with gilt and white lettering on spine.
In volumes 1 and 2, Casanova tells the story of his family, his first loves, and his early travels. With the death of his grandmother, he is sent to a seminary–but is soon expelled. He is briefly imprisoned in the fortress of Sant’ Andrea. After wandering from Naples to Rome in search of a patron, he enters the service of Cardinal Acquaviva.
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The book has a hardcover and clipped dust jacket. The dust jacket has worn edges.
The cover has no fading or foxing and minimal wear.
Pages have foxing to edges but are otherwise clean with no dedication or inscription.