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Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 93

GOETHE'S 1885 FOUR VOLUMES OF ANTIQUE PICTURESQUE ILLUSTRATIONS IN ENGLISH

Estimate: $525 - $600

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$50 $50
$1,000 $250
$10,000 $500
$25,000 $1,000

Year/Century: 19th century
Language: English
Subject: Illustrated
Binding: Fine Binding
Description: The Best German Artists Illustrate Goethe's Works Four volumes (out of a possible five) Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Barrie, George, Philadelphia, 1885 Four volumes, cloth boards, five raised bands, a gilded spine with text and design, and gilt trim around the edges. Outstanding engravings on every page. The plates are in good condition, the pages are clean, unmarked, and noticeably free of foxing. Plates have tissue guards; the title pages are etched. Shine brightly, corners are scratched, covers show signs of wear, and there are minor discolorations and stains. Some of the spines are mended, although they are dry. plates or prints made without the use of photomechanical processes; they lack lithography's halftone dots. Contents: v. 1. Hjalmar H. Boyesen's Life of Goethe ; Sonnets, The Four Seasons, Songs, Familiar Songs, From Wilhelm Meister, Ballads, Antiques, Elegies, Epigrams, Art, Parables, Epigrams, God und Welt, West-Eastern Divan, Hermann und Dorothea, and Other Poems v. 3. The brother and sister; Torquato Tasso; Clavigo; Iphigenia in Tauris; Goetz von Berlichingen; A story; The deserving ladies; Reynard the Fox Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship and the German emigrants' recreations in volume 4, part 1; Wilhelm Meister's travels and elective affinities in volume 5. 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 " in size. Written in English

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