The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova De Seingalt:. Complete in twelve volumes as translated into English by Arthur Machen with an introduction by Arthur Symons a new preface by the translator and twelve drawings by Rockwell Kent.
Aventuros, 1925. Limited Edition/First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Bookplate of Elmer B. Rowley. (1909–1992), noted collector, educator, author, and amateur mineralogist. "Privately printed for subscribers only". As noted above, includes prospectus and the very scarce order form, printed in yellow with Kent's decorative "W" at rear with Aventuros' mission, "WHAT WITH THE restrictions of prejudice and the censorships which it controls, there are a number of books of definite literary and historic value which are denied public sale in America. In order to make books of this character available to scholars and book-collectors, a society has been formed, the be known as AVENTUROS. The society will publish from time to time such books as are deemed worth. It is proposed to make these books into such fine examples of the printer's and the bookbinder's art that they will be eagerly sought by booklovers and connoisseurs and will thereby increase in value from year to year. The books printed by the society will be issued to subscribing members only and will not be for sale." Overall, a handsome set. Very Good [Textblocks Fine]. No DJ. Light shelf/edge wear, Vol. 1 shows closed split at rear hinge, most volumes show light wear at head and tail, ownership bookplate at each front pastedown, else tight, bright and unmarred. Black cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, printed decorative endpages, frontispiece, printed tissueguard, teg. Limited numbered edition, this being 752 of 1000 (1-150 in half-morocco; 151-1000 in "fine black imported English vellum cloth, the backbone stamped in gold from a die designed by Rockwell Kent".) Signed by Rockwell Kent. Includes laid in Prospectus (one of 1500 copies and order sheet). Item #5506