- Verona, Oltrepagina, 2021 20x170 mm. 427 pp. Wrappers.
Storia editoriale di una vita. Bibliografia delle edizioni dell’Histoire de ma vie di Giacomo Casanova (1822-2019)
This is an extensive and accurate investigation - with more than 1400 editions described – on Casanova’s autobiography, which captures differences, details, and misleading clues created by the publishers themselves as well as misunderstandings and misinterpretations in the work of librarians and cataloguers. It also contains references on the rarity and availability of the editions on the rare book market. Storia editoriale di una vita is therefore much more than a bibliography or a useful tool for scholars and enthusiasts of Casanova: it is a cultural guide through the history of printing and international publishing, which allows us to trace the strategies of printers, the role of translators, the tastes of the public, the connections between literature and art.