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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, poet (1749-1832).

Published by Weimar, 30. III. 1826. (1826)

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Item Description: Weimar, 30. III. 1826., 1826. 4to. 1 page. With a hand-coloured mounted engraving. Backed on cardboard. The first verse of a four-verse poem originally dedicated to H. E. G. Paulus: "Auf den Pinsel, auf den Kiel / Muß die Sonne freundlich blicken, / Dann erreichen sie das Ziel / Erdensöhne zu beglücken. / Künstlern auch der Lorber grünt / Wenn sie treulich ihn verdient." Above these six lines Goethe mounted, coloured and embellished an emblematic engraving which provides the subject of the poem. The image of a quill and a brush within a laurel wreath, illuminated by the sun, is derived from one of the emblems affixed to the drawing school on the occasion of Duke Carl August's return from England on September 1, 1814. Goethe repeatedly used these designs for festive decorations. He was wont to give away copies of the originals with little poems elaborating on the images so invoked. - Traces of a horizontal fold. Occasional slight brownstaining. - Sophienausgabe I, p. 138; commentary V.2, p. 98 H415 (departure: "freudig" instead of "treulich"). First published: GWlH 47, 153. Bookseller Inventory # 59928

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Dichter (1749–1832).

Published by Frankfurt a. M., 13. Januar 1775. (1775)

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Item Description: Frankfurt a. M., 13. Januar 1775., 1775. ½ S. 4to. An den in Straßburg (der Ortsname von fremder Hand ergänzt) weilenden „Herrn Hauptmann v. Knebel", der Goethe Mitte Dezember des Vorjahres zusammen mit den Prinzen Carl August und Konstantin von Sachsen-Weimar (dessen Erzieher er war) in Frankfurt besucht hatte: „Lieber Knebel ich bitte Sie gar sehr um ein Wort von Ihnen und um meine Sachen. Wo sind Sie? Bin ich in gutem Andenken unter Ihnen? Addio. Ich hab einige sehr gute produktive Tage gehabt [.]". – Knebel, der sich mit den Prinzen auf Bildungsreise nach Paris befand, war mit diesen nach Straßburg weitergereist, im Gepäck zahlreiche Manuskript-Fragmente Goethes sowie dessen erste Arbeiten zum „Faust". – In dieser Woche war Goethe das erste Mal mit Lili Schönemann zusammengetroffen. Sophien-Ausgabe Band II, Nr. 278. Aus dieser Epoche von größter Seltenheit. – Mit (gebrochenem) Siegel und Adresse; leicht gebräunt und etwas fleckig; größere Ein- und Ausrisse unsachgemäß ausgebessert. Bookseller Inventory # 26178

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, poet (1749-1832).

Published by [Dornburg castle on the Saale river], 28. VIII. 1828. (1828)

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Item Description: [Dornburg castle on the Saale river], 28. VIII. 1828., 1828. 4to. 1 p. Hitherto unknown: "Guten Morgen / zum 28ten Aug. 1828 / Goethe" ("Good morning on the 28th of August 1828 / Goethe"), penned below a faint pencil drawing showing a hilly horizon with clouds - the panorama which the great poet admired every morning at sunrise during his prolonged stay at Dornburg castle between July and September 1828. His fondness for this view, ever constant and yet ever changing with the weather, is evident from the loving detail with which he repeatedly described it in his diary, once even discovering in it a mood invoked by the Odyssey, and he drew upon the image for the poem "Früh, wenn Tal, Gebirg' und Garten Nebelschleiern sich enthüllen", written there. - While the recipient of this curious gift Goethe gave away on his own 79th birthday is not identified, his former servant Paul Götze, who is known to have visited him that morning with cake and wine, must be regarded as a possible candidate. Other visitors of that day included the civil servant Christian Schuchardt and the librarian Ernst Weller with his sister and son, the writer Johann Diederich Gries, the lawyer Wilhelm von Schröter and the theologian Hermann Agathon Niemeyer. Bookseller Inventory # 42211

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang; Dali, Salvador

Published by Graphik Europa Anstalt, Atelier Robbe, Paris (1969)

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Item Description: Graphik Europa Anstalt, Atelier Robbe, Paris, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Rare folio of twenty one engravings, eleven as loose full-sheet plates, and 10 drawings within the text. From an edition of only 50 copies on cream Arches, with an extra suite. Burgundy cloth-covered boards as folio covers. Pencil signature on title. Please inquire prior to ordering. Postage costs vary. We would like to avoid our ratings on ABE BOOKS affected by orders cancelled due to unexpected postage costs. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1284941740

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Zur Farbenlehre. Nebst einem Hefte mit sechzehn: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von.

Published by Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1810. (1810)

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Item Description: Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1810., 1810. 8vo and 4to. 2 vols. and volume of plates. XLVIII, 654 pp. XXVIII, 757 pp. With 17 plates (12 in colour; with the extra plate after no. II). Contemp. half calf with giltstamped Saxon arms on covers. Edges marbled. First edition of Goethe's principal scientific work, the "Farbenlehre", including the quarto-sized "Erklärung der zur Goethe’s Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln". "Goethe's first publication on optics culminated in his 'Zur Farbenlehre', his longest and, in his own view, best work, today known principally as a fierce and unsuccessful attack on Newton's demonstration that white light is composite" (DSB V, 445). The plates are of various sizes, showing this to be the earliest impression of the 17-plate set, but do not have the manuscript corrections present in some copies (cf. Hagen, p. 170). - Bindings somewhat rubbed; occasional brownstaining due to paper. A fine, complete copy in its first binding, originally in the library of the Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach: gilt Saxon arms on the marbled covers; armorial stamps to all titles. Most famously, Duke Karl August was Goethe's friend, lord, and benefactor. Hagen 347, 347 d. Goedeke IV 3, 583 (46). Kippenberg I, 386, 389. Hirzel A 288. Speck 2289/90. Schmid 55-58. Brieger 733. WG 79. Bookseller Inventory # 44795

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von und Günther Heyd:

Published by Hamburg [39, Glindweg 24] : Ges. d. Goethe-Freunde, G. Heyd, (1936)

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Item Description: Hamburg [39, Glindweg 24] : Ges. d. Goethe-Freunde, G. Heyd, 1936. 18,5*13cm. OLeinenband. 59 S. Kl. Gebrauchsspuren Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 250. Bookseller Inventory # 55449

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von

Published by Leipzig Bey Georg Joachim Göschen (1790)

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Item Description: Leipzig Bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. First Edition of Goethe’s "Faust" in Original Boards GOETHE, [Johann Wolfgang von]. Faust. Ein Fragment. Ächte Ausgabe. Leipzig: Bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. First edition, first issue with the three repeated lines at bottom of p. 144 and the top of p. 145, and the printing errors. Small octavo (6 3/16 x 3 3/4 inches; 157 x 95 mm.). [2], 168 pp. Includes the half-title (signed A). This is not to be confused with volume 7 of the "Collected Works." Contemporary half calf over original marbled paste-paper boards. Spine stamped with floral pattern in gilt. With newer brown morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. A bit of light toning to pages. Binding with some rubbing and corners a bit bumped. Overall an excellent copy. By 1773 Goethe had begun to write his play on the popular theme of Faust. In its earliest form it was copied ca. 1776 by Luise von Göchhausen and only rediscovered and published by Erich Schmidt in 1887, now generally known as the Urfaust. During and after the Italian journey (1786-1788), Goethe took Faust up again, added scenes, turned some prose into verse, and published the result in 1790 as Faust. The early sheets (presented here) showing an early, uncorrected state of the setting were issued separately, with a letterpress title taking the place of the engraved frontispiece and vignette title in the Schriften. Deneke, "Die Einzeldrucke Goethe’scher Werke," in Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde, N.F. I/1, pp. 156 ff. Hagen 204. Kippenberg 2377. Wilpert/Gühring, p. 417, no. 42. HBS 67309. $27,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67309

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Dichter (1839-1832).

Published by Weimar, 11. V. 1805. (1805)

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Item Description: Weimar, 11. V. 1805., 1805. 4to. 2 pp. An Hofrat Eichstädt zwei Tage nach Schillers Tod von Goethes Sekretär Riemer aufgesetzter Brief, betreffend die Redaktion der Allgemeinen Literatur Zeitung. „Bey der traurigen Lage, in die uns der Abschied unseres Schillers versetzt erlauben Ew. Wohlgeboren mir nur einen kurzen Willkommen und einen flüchtigen Anfang einer lang unterbrochenen Correspondenz. Ich sende hier erstlich einige Recensionen von Schelver, mit denen ich recht wohl zufrieden bin. 2) die Recension der Aurora, welche, ob ich gleich die Zeitschrift selbst nicht kenne, mir allen Beyfall zu verdienen scheint, [ ] Könnte man von derselbigen Hand eine Recension der vorhandenen Jahrgänge des Freymüthigen und der eleganten Zeitung erhalten, so wäre es ein Gewinn für unser Institut; nur müßte man freylich alle Gerechtigkeit und Mäßigung ermpfehlen. Man könnte dagegen auf ihre schwachen und absurden Seiten desto derselben zuschlagen. 3) Die komische Anpreisung des Athenors kann recht gut, wie sie steht, ohne daß man etwas hinzufügt, [ ]4) Der Brief von Nees ist freylich nicht tröstlich. Ich hätte einen so wackern Mann besonders in der jetzigen Zeit bald nach Jena gewünscht; es ist eine von den gründenden Naturen, die wir jetzt so nöthig brauchen, als irgend eine Academie, die erst entsteht.5) Wollten Sie die Gefälligkeit haben, mir Nr. 75 der diesjährigen A.L.Z. und zwar des geringeren Exemplars zuzusenden. [ ]6) Mögen Sie beyliegenden Brief Lessings an Gerstenberg unter den Strich drucken lassen, so steht er zu Diensten. Man könnte alsdann eine kleine Einleitung, wie ich sie auf dem nächsten Blatte angebe, vordrucken lassen [ ]" - Die Berufung des Botanikers Nees von Esenbeck nach Jena kam nicht zustande. Unterrand leicht angestaubt. - Gedruckt in der Sophien-Ausgabe der Werke, Abt. IV, Briefe Bd. XIX, Nr. 5092. Bookseller Inventory # 61461

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, German poet (1749-1832).

Published by Weimar, 9. VII. 1803. (1803)

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Item Description: Weimar, 9. VII. 1803., 1803. Folio (c. 42 x 35 cm). 4 ff. Between 1791 and 1817 Goethe was Director of the Weimar Court Theatre, transforming it during this time from relative insignificance to a position of national importance. Set out on three openings (fols. 1v-2r; 2v-3r; 3v-4r), with title-page on fol. 1r ("Erinnerungen über die Theater Casse Rechnung vom 7 Octob: 1794 bis 28 März 1795"), comprising three columns, the first ("Erinnerungen"), in an apparently scribal hand, enumerating twelve points, the other two ("Beantwortungen" and "Resolutiones") responding to those points and annotated by at least three other hands, including those of Johann Seyfarth and Johann Lindenzweig, signed at the end by Goethe and Franz Kirms in the name of the "F. S. Hoftheater Commission" .9. Laut der Autorisation vom 18 Junii 1794 sind für den Sänger Hn. Müller und dessen Sohn 11 rthl. wöchentlich auszuzahlen, seit dem 5ten October aber für den Vater allein wöchentlich 11 rthl. ausgezahlet worden." - Some spotting and browning, central horizontal fold. Bookseller Inventory # 44885

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GOETHE, (JOHANN WOLFGANG von).

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Item Description: Leipzig, Göschen, 1790. A lovely copy in an excellent pastiche-binding of full brown morocco with gilt green title-labels to spine and front board. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. First edition, first issue - in the extremely scarce offprint (Sonderdruck) from Goethe's collected works, vol. 7 - in the even scarcer variant of the first issue (hitherto only known in one other copy, recorded in 1966) which has preserved the quire denomination "W.7.B." (Werke 7. Band) on D1 - of one of the peaks of world literature, the main work by one of the greatest writers that ever lived. Few other writers have been as influential as Goethe and his works were an immense source of inspiration for everything from drama and music to science and philosophy. Goethe is generally accepted as one of the most important Western thinkers and his main work "Faust" arguably constitutes the most important and influential work of world literature. "If Goethe may justly be called the last representative of the renaissance ideal of the "oumo universale", his "Faust" embodies the sum total of his poetical growth." (Printing and the Mind of Man: 298). "Faust" was first printed in volume seven of Goethe's Schriften in eight volumes from 1787 - 1790 and appeared simultaneously in a separate issue (offprint), likewise under the title "Faust. Ein Fragment", but in which the quire denomination from "Werke 7. Band" had been removed. A couple of different issues appeared, the first being identifiable by the uncorrected mistaken repetition of the three last verse lines of p. 144 on p. 145. Hagen 11:7: "Vom Bd. 7 Bg. F-T existieren zwei Drucke." This is the first (called Sm) with all the pointers mentioned in Hagen (for example: 89,1: leseni, 152,14: vollkomm'nes). As mentioned, the quire denomination was removed in the separate issue, but hitherto one single copy had been registered bearing one quire denomination on D1 (Hagen: ".ist ein Exemplar der "ächten" Ausgade (Dm) nachgewisen worden, bei dem auf Bl. 1 des Bogens D die Bogennorm Goethe's W.7.B stehen geblieben ist") - our copy also has this single quire denomination preserved (as opposed to the several title issues that were created using the unsold copies of vol. 7 of the collected works, in which all the quire denominations are present). "Faust" is probably the work for which Goethe is most famous, and this is not without reason. The novel emphasizes the strength of the individual and the right to freely investigate aspects of human and divine character. The novel also fights for man's right to determine his own destiny, and it is thus considered the first great literary work in the spirit of modern individualism. The work is also considered highly relevant to science and scientific thought, since Goethe here offers a holistic and non-analytic approach to these areas.PMM 298 (being the 1834 ed., not the real first); Hagen: 204. Bookseller Inventory # 51321

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Torquato Tasso ein Schauspiel von Goethe: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Published by [Doves Press], [Hammersmith] (1913)

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Item Description: [Doves Press], [Hammersmith], 1913. Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. One of 12 copies printed on vellum with initials in gold by Graily Hewitt, out of a total print run of 227. In a Doves binding, signed on the rear turn-in "The Doves Bindery / 19 C-S 13". TEXT IN GERMAN. Goethe's play about the sixteenth-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso, who through the 19th century was one of the most widely read poets in Europe. ***DESCRIPTION: A superb work of the Doves Press in every detail; the binding is of dark blue morocco, with gilt lettering and ruled compartments on the spine, gilt decoration on the front consisting of three narrow rules, an inner line panel with convex curves and open dots at the sides, and a centre wreath of two branches of leaves, all edges gilt, double sewn headbands. Two prior owner bookplates on the front pastedown, presumably the first and in a blue leather that matches the binding, the bookplate of Francis Kettaneh, a noted bibliophile and collector of fine bindings and fine printing; the second of vellum or parchment, of Erik Ernst Schwabach, scion of a wealthy German banking family. There was a total print run of 227 copies, consisting of 200 on paper, 15 on vellum, and 12 on vellum with initials in gold by Graily Hewitt, this being one of those 12; printed in red and black. Small quarto, (approximately 9¿ tall), 163 pages plus colophon, text entirely in German except for colophon. ***CONDITION: Near fine, the only condition issues we see are: writing by a prior bookseller on the front pastedown in pencil (we believe this will erase, but we are leaving the book as it came to us); light off-setting to the free endpapers from the turn-ins and the leather bookplate; and some professional repair to the head of the spine commissioned by the prior owner; please see pictures and request more if needed. ***CITATION: Tidcombe 805, Tomkinson pg. 57. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # CNJL804

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Item Description: 0. Eines von nur 250 Exemplaren dieses monumentalen Werkes mit 521 Orig.-Graphiken von Max Slevogt, hier in der seltenen Vorzugsausstattung in rotem Maroquin. Blatt für Blatt der luxuriösen Ausgabe (jedes der 250 riesigen Folianten kostete 1400 Reichsmark) verbindet eine Orig.-Lithographie Slevogts mit einem längeren oder kürzeren Textabschnitt. Seine Feder umspielt die Textkolumnen mit Faustischen Szenen, Girlanden, Blütenkelchen, Putten und Ornamentenn zu einem einzigartigen Bilderteppich. Tadellos erhalten. - Söhn 814,1-527. - Eyssen, S. 146-147 mit Abb. Bookseller Inventory # 8319AB

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, German poet (1749-1832).

Published by Weimar, 1819. (1819)

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Item Description: Weimar, 1819., 1819. 2 pages, 4to, integral address panel, paper seal, crayon numbering to second page ("91."). To Ernst Weller, concerning the Jena Observatory, instructing him to place into the charge of Professor Posselt, as discussed, the Jena observatory, as well the instruments, books, furniture and items contained in the garden house, and to consult Hofmechanikus Körner concerning the instruments, requesting him to give one of the two copies of the agreed inventory to Dr. Posselt, the other to be returned to himself, asking him to confirm Carl Lebrecht Hammer in his duties and to provide Dr. Posselt with a copy of the conditions of the former's employment, and concluding with the request that he prepare an exact report on these matters and that he submit it to [the undersigned], signed in Goethe's capacity as director of the "Großherzogl: S. Ober-Aufsicht über alle unmittelbare Anstalten für Wissenschaft und Kunst". - From 1816 Goethe was a minister of state and head of the supervisory office for culture and education in the Grand Duchy of Weimar. One of his various responsibilities was the observatory at Jena, founded in 1812 and built on the site of Schiller's so-called garden house (mentioned here). Johann Friedrich Posselt (1794-1823) was only the observatory's second director. Goethe's correspondent, the librarian and philologist C. E. F. Weller (1789-1854), was then at the start of his career, having been appointed the previous April an auxiliary official dealing with the supervision of the University of Jena. - Light spotting, small tears, and small damages to edges. Bookseller Inventory # 44951

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Goethe,

Published by Berlin, Bruno Cassirer - 1927 (1926)

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Item Description: Berlin, Bruno Cassirer - 1927, 1926. 34 x 46 cm. 2 Bl., Titelbl., 460, (4) S., OLdr., eingebunden die OBroschuren der vier Einzellieferungen. Papier nur teilweise sehr leicht stockfl., die Broschuren stärker. Einband an einigen winzigen Stellen minim. berieben. Insgesamt hervorragend erhaltenes, nahezu tadelloses Exemplar. In einer neuen Halbleder-Kassette. Schauer I.214 u. II.84. Eyssen S. 146 - 147. * Eins von 250 Exemplaren, in allen Colophonen der vier Teillieferungen (jeweils den hinteren Umschlag-Innenklappen) numeriert, im ersten Colophon signiert. - Auf kräftiges, handgeschöpftes Bütten gedruckt. Unser Exemplar im handgebundenen Vorzugseinband: Rotes Maroquin auf fünf unechten Bünden, mit schlichter Filetenvergoldung auf den Buchdeckeln, goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentiteln u. Kopfgoldschnitt. Das Buch ruht in einer von Roland Meuter gefertigten, farblich passenden Halbmaroquin-Kassette (das Leder teils minimal verblaßt), mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, Rohleinenüberzug u. Velourleder-Innenausstattung. - In jeglicher Hinsicht, vor allem, was Buchgröße, Illustrationen u. Aufwand betrifft, eine wahrlich monumentale Ausgabe, vielleicht die größte buchkünstlerische Huldigung, die Goethes "Faust" jemals zuteil geworden ist. Auch in diesem Werk bilden der leichte Satz aus einer nicht näher benannten Kursiv mit Slevogts Illustrationen eine äußerst harmonische, spielerische Einheit. Mit diesem seinem illustratorischen "Testament" hat Slevogt endgültig - nach den Illustrationen zur "Zauberflöte" - den Höhepunkt seiner Illustrationskunst erreicht. Dabei zeigt er sich auch hier völlig befreit von aller Rücksichtnahme gegenüber traditionellen, buchgestalterischen Forderungen, seine Illustrationen umrahmen als Arabesken und illustrative Girlanden den Text, spielen in die Textblöcke hinein mit Szenendarstellungen, in denen Slevogt wiederum seine "Meisterschaft im Festhalten von Bewegung" beweist, "in denen es darum geht, dramatische Zuspitzung zu fixieren (.) Ein Werk, das immer wieder zum Blättern und Betrachten verlockt, ein 'Bilderbuch' für Erwachsene. (Eyssen). - "Slevogt ließ sich gewiß tief beeindrucken von geschehnisreichen Stoffen. Der Kern seines Werkes, das ins Aquarell, ins Ölgemälde und in die Wandmalerei seine Ausläufer trieb, war die Bilderzählung für's Buch (.) Max Slevogt, der lebenssprühende Illustrator war im Grunde ein Maler, der des literarischen Geschehens (.) bedurfte. Aus kostbarsten Gesteinen wußte er einen schier unversieglichen Quell, ja eine Sturzflut sinnfälligen Geschehens herauszuschlagen." (Schauer, S. 214). Bookseller Inventory # 80510AB

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor)

Published by Boosey Sons/Rodwell & Martin, London (1821)

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Item Description: Boosey Sons/Rodwell & Martin, London, 1821. Hardcover. First Edition. Thin octavo (5-3/4" x 9-1/8") bound in contemporary blue boards with a tan cloth spine and corners, recently rebacked with a new sympathetic cloth spine; viii, 86, (2) pages including the half title, a frontispiece engraved portrait of Goethe, and the list of plates by Retsch with the errata printed on the verso. The First Edition of the FIRST COMPLETE ENGLISH TRANSLATION of the first part of Goethe's Tragedy of Faust. The anonymous translation was originally credited to George Soane, but literary scholarship revealed in 2007 that Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the poet of tormented guilt and of the demonic and the supernatural, was the actual translator. There are several editions of this book; the one with the accompanying plates was issued after this edition without plates. All editions are quite scarce, especially this one and especially when complete. Coleridge claimed that he "had never put pen to paper as a translator of Faust," but in an 1820 letter Goethe stated that Coleridge was well underway with this translation. Light to moderate foxing. Near Fine and quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 013785

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Faustus From The German of Goethe [With]: GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von

Published by London Boosey and Sons (1821)

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Item Description: London Boosey and Sons, 1821. The First English Edition, Translated by Coleridge. With Rare, Separately Issued Engraved Plates GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. [COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor, translator]. Faustus. From The German of Goethe London: Boosey and Sons, 1821. First English edition, [translated by Coleridge ?]. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches, 225 x 140 mm). [viii], 86, [1, list of plates], [1, errata] pp. With half-title and frontispiece portrait of Goethe. Uncut in original drab olive green boards. Professionally rebacked using original spine. Original paper spine label, printed in black. Boards rubbed. Corners bumped and extremities of the spine chipped and bumped. Outer hinges cracked but firm. Some light foxing to endpapers, but very clean throughout. Overall a very good copy. [Together with] RETSCH, Moritz. [MOSES, Henry, illustrator]. Retsch's Series of Twenty-Six Outlines illustrative of Goethe's Tragedy of Faust, Engraved from the Originals by Henry Moses. And an Analysis of the Tragedy. London: Printed for Boosey and Sons, 1820 First edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 278 x 227 mm). [2], [1, list of plates], [1, blank], 60 [errata on pg 60 with final text], pp. Illustrated with twenty-six engraved plates including frontispiece by Henry Moses. Uncut in quarter paper over original drab brown boards. Paper label on front board, label lettered in black. Professionally rebacked to style. Corners and edges of boards slightly bumped and chipped. Boards a bit rubbed. Some light foxing throughout, but mostly very clean. A very good, rare copy. Both volumes house together in a red morocco clamshell. The 1820 Retsch edition is an outline of Goethe's Faustus which includes twenty-six engraved plates by Henry Moses. These plates were first published the year before the 1821 first English edition of the book and issued separately. The list of plates at the end of the 1821 text correlates with the plates issued in 1820, and the two, because they were issued separately, are rarely found together. Although not stated in the book, it recently has become widely accepted that Coleridge was the translator of this first English edition. A book published in 2007 entitled "Faustus: From the German of Goethe Translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge" and edited by Coleridge scholars Frederick Burwick and James C. McKusick establishes Coleridge as the translator of Goethe's Faust. The recent discovery of Coleridge's translation of Faustus is considered "A major literary discovery will heat the blood of 19th century Romantic scholars around the world and profoundly change the course of Romantic literature." (Betsy Cohen, Rare Book Review, January 2007) HBS 64888. $11,000. Bookseller Inventory # 64888

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Faust - Suite of 11 HANDSIGNED &: Johann Goethe

Johann Goethe

Published by Grafik Europa Unstalt, Paris (1959)

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Item Description: Grafik Europa Unstalt, Paris, 1959. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. Salvador DALI (illustrator). Ed. numérotée. - DESCRIPTION : in-4 red linen wrapper with the printed signature of DALI. - MEDIUM : Suite of the 11 full-page etchings handpainted by Salvador DALI. - SIGNATURE : Each etching is handsigned in pencil by DALI and bears its blind stamps. - LIMITED : 145 copies. - EDITION : published by Argillet / Graphik Europa Unstalt, Paris 1969. - SIZE : 12 x 16". - PAPER : Japon Nacre. - REFERENCES : Field 69-1 (p. 50-51) / Michler & Lopsinger 298 to 308. - AUTHENTICITY : Comes with a certificate of the editor Argillet. - CONDITION : Very good, small deffects on the edges of some plates. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES. Signé par l'illustrateur. Bookseller Inventory # 000816

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang:

Published by Tübingen, Cotta 1810 (Textbde.) und (Wien, Geistinger 1830 / Tafelbd.). (1830)

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Item Description: Tübingen, Cotta 1810 (Textbde.) und (Wien, Geistinger 1830 / Tafelbd.)., 1830. 8°. (Textbde.) und 4°. (Tafelbd.). XLVIII, 654; XXVIII, 757; 24, 12 Ss. Mit 17 (!) Kup-fertafeln (auf Nr. II folgt II a [hier in umgekehrter Reihenfolge eingebunden], 12 davon handkoloriert. Halbleder d. Zt. (Tafelband abweichend gebunden), etwas berieben und bestoßen, sparsame Rückenvergoldung. Textbände mit je 2 goldgeprägten Rückenschildchen. Erste vollständige Ausgabe, der Tafelband - wie häufig - im Wiener Nachdruck. Lt. W. Hagen bildet der Nachdruck des Tafelbandes die Grundlage für alle Ausgaben ab 1842 einschließlich der Weimarer. Die Cotta-Ausgabe wurde in 750 Exx. gedruckt. Die "Farbenlehre" schließt sich an die 1791 und 92 veröffentlichten "Beiträge zur Optik" an. Der erste - "didaktische" - Teil enthält die Darstellung chromatischer Phänomene, der zweite - "polemische" - setzt sich mit Newtons Theorie auseinander, und der dritte, fragmentarisch gebliebene entwirft eine Wissenschaftsgeschichte von der "Urzeit" bis in die Zeit Goethes. Goethe selbst hat dieses Werk zu seinen wichtigsten Schriften gezählt, und die Kritik daran hat ihn tiefer ge troffen als die an seinem dichterischen Werk. Schon diese Tatsache zeigt, dass es ihm um mehr ging als um einen naturwissenschaftlichen Disput oder eine Polemik gegen Newton; im historischen Teil formuliert er vielmehr Grundpositionen seines Natur- und Wissenschaftsverständnisses. Wissenschaftliches Vorgehen umfasst alle menschlichen Vermögen (sinnliche Empfindung, Phantasie, "Ahnung", aber auch exakte Beobachtung und mathematisch - logisches Denken). Die Welt der Phänomene ist die Wahrheit selbst in ihrer sinnlich fassbaren Erscheinung, und im "Urphänomen" gelingt die Anschauung der Gesetzlichkeit des Seienden. Alle partiellen Phänomene eines auf das zugrundeliegende Urphänomen zurückzuführen, sah Goethe als seine Aufgabe auf dem Gebiet der Naturwissenschaften an. Wenn er Newton vorwirft, dass der "die Natur auf die Folter spannte, um sie zu dem Bekenntnis dessen zu nötigen, was er [der Forscher] schon vorher bei sich festgesetzt hatte", so steckt dahinter der Vorwurf einer einseitig auf Messbarkeit ausgerichteten Naturbetrachtung. Weiß und Schwarz definierte Goethe als die Bereiche von Licht und Finsternis, und Farben entstehen nach seiner Auffassung in den Zwischenbereichen (im "Trüben"). Die Grundfarben Gelb und Blau erweitern sich durch Intensivierung und Mischung, und so ordnen sich alle Farben zu einem Kreis nach ihrer inneren Zu-sammengehörigkeit, ein Symbol für die organische Harmonie zwischen Mensch und Natur. Goethes persönliche Beziehung zu seiner Farbentheorie zeigt sich auch an der Tatsache, daß er verschiedene Zimmer seinen Hauses am Frauenplan in Weimar nach den Grundsätzen der Farbenlehre streichen ließ. Textbände gleichmäßig schwach gebräunt, hin und wieder etwas fleckig, sonst sauber. Tafelband etwas stärker gebräunt, 1. Titel und Ränder leicht stockfleckig, die Tafeln sehr sauber (meist auf bläulichem Papier gedruckt). Hagen 347 und 348 b, c; vgl. Kippenberg I, 386 und 388/9, Fischer (Cotta) 764 sowie Goed. IV, 3, 583, 46) a. Bookseller Inventory # 1073

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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (anonymously translates and introduces). GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von.

Published by Boosey and Rodwell & Martin, London. (1821)

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Item Description: Boosey and Rodwell & Martin, London., 1821. First edition. pp.viii, 86, 1 List of Plates. 28 plates, engraved by [Henry] Moses, from the original copper etchings which [Moritz] Ret[z]sch made for the German edition. Quarto. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper boards. Coleridge insisted that he "had never put pen to paper as a translator of Faust" which does not quite accord with what Goethe wrote in a letter to his son, in 1820, saying that Coleridge was already well under way with the translation. There are various theories as to why Coleridge did not wish his name put to the translation the most plausible of which, according to Frederick Burwick and James C. McKusick, editors of the 2007 Oxford University Press edition of Faustus, was that when he first undertook to do the translation, in 1814, he did not wish to be associated with Goethe's unorthodox religious views, which is ironic given that he seemed to be making Faustian pacts of his own, not least in his increasing use of opium. A more prosaic reason is that he had already received an advance of £100 for the translation from John Murray, a figure which he considered "humiliatingly low". Only about a quarter of the play was translated into verse, in a style recognisably Coleridge's, and the rest was summarised in prose passages. The fragile paper boards are rubbed at the edges and there is some sporadic spotting throughout, otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # COLERIDG014047

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von:

Published by Darmstadt, Ernst Ludwig-Presse für den Insel Vlg., 1909. (1909)

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Item Description: Darmstadt, Ernst Ludwig-Presse für den Insel Vlg., 1909., 1909. 58 SS. Illustrierter Titel in Schwarz und Gold. 4°. Signierter Ledereinband mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Rodenberg 74; Stürz - Katalog 2. Zweites Buch der Ernst Ludwig-Presse, eines der 20 Exemplare auf Japanpapier mit neun vergoldeten Initialen und grün gedruckten Einzeltiteln. Der prachtvolle Titel von Kleukens bildete auf lange Zeit eine der Erkennungsmarken der Presse und steht symbolisch für die Aufbruchsstimmung jener Jahre noch heute in hohen bibliophilen Ehren. Der dunkelgrüne Maroquineinband mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, Innenkantenvergoldung, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldetem Rückentitel stammt von Josef Hoffmann. Beide Deckel mit jeweils dreizehn stilisierten und goldgeprägten Weintrauben und vergoldeten Punkten dazwischen. Vorsätze und Schuber aus Buntpapier der Wiener Werkstätte. Rückwärtiger Innendeckel signiert mit "Wiener Werkstätte" und dem Monogramm "JH". Der Entwurf zu diesem Einband wird im MAK verwahrt (Ki 12163-51) und die Rechnung für den Einband wurde von Max Morgenstern am 4.Februar 1919 bezahlt. Prachtvolles Exemplar. Wiener Werkstätte. Bookseller Inventory # 24350

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Dichter (1749-1832).

Published by Weimar, 3. XI. 1806. (1806)

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Item Description: Weimar, 3. XI. 1806., 1806. Quer-8vo. 1 Seite. Bei dem Schriftstück handelt es sich um eine Weinbestellung: „Zwei Nösel Desertwein erbittet sich [ ] Goethe". – Nösel war eine Maßeinheit, die bei lokalen Unterschieden etwa 1/2 Liter betrug. – Nicht im Goethe-Briefrepertorium. - Etwas fleckig u. gebräunt sowie mit Lichträndern. Bookseller Inventory # 59848

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Dichter (1749-1832).

Published by Marienbad, 16. VIII. 1823. (1823)

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Item Description: Marienbad, 16. VIII. 1823., 1823. Folio. 10 1/2 pp. Aufstellung von Goethes Schreiber John eines „Verzeichniß der am Kammerberg bei Eger vorkommenden Mineralien" betreffend. Bookseller Inventory # 60612

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Dichter (1749-1832).

Published by [Weimar 1827]. (1827)

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Item Description: [Weimar 1827]., 1827. 1 Bl. Gr.-8vo. Späterer Halblederbd. mit vergold. Rückentitel u. Deckelfilten (W. Collin, Berlin). Dreistrophiges Gedicht ("Sah gemalt, in Gold und Rahmen .") mit typographischer Randbordüre. – Goethe feierte am 7. November 1825 sein 50jähriges Dienstjubiläum. Das vorliegende Gedicht wurde für Goethes Freunde als Dank für ihre Glückwünsche gedruckt u. war bereits 1819 unter anderem Titel anlässlich Goethe‘s 70. Geburtstag erschienen. – Laut Hagen der durch eine Bordüre aus Halbmonden gekennzeichnete Druck von 1827, titel- u. textgleich zu dem Druck von 1826 (beide bei Frommann, Jena).Einbd. etwas bestoßen u. berieben. – Exlibris Carl Bernstein. – Ränder leicht gebräunt, am oberen Rand leicht stockfleckig. Kleiner Randeinriß (außerhalb der Bordüre). Spuren von gelöschter Num. in Blei in der oberen rechten Ecke. – Kippenberg I, 104. – Hagen 412. – Goed. IV, 3, 501, 114. Bookseller Inventory # 59847

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, German poet (1749-1832).

Published by Weimar, 11. III. 1820. (1820)

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Item Description: Weimar, 11. III. 1820., 1820. 4to. 1 p. on bifolium. Asking an unnamed addressee to say some kind words on one Mr. Schreiber, to whom something unpleasant has happened. Bookseller Inventory # 36929

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Item Description: Wien, Geistinger, 1810-1817., 1810. Mit allen Frontkupfern, hierin u.a. die erste Faust-Illustration. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 11000 Aufwendig gebundene Halblederausgabe: Marmoriertes Leder, Lederecken, Rückenschilder, Bandnummerierung, geschmackvolle Rückenvergoldung. Deckel außen und innen mit Buntpapierüberzug. Kleine Bandzählungsetiketten (Papier mit Nummernstempel) auf dem Rücken oben und identisch auf dem Innendeckel. Hier auch Exlibris eines Zweitbesitzers; den Esterhazy-Exlibris folgend, andere Bände nicht. Bände 2-4 von Dichtung und Wahrheit (Gesamtzählung 24-26) in identischer Ausführung von Esterhazy nachgebundene Pappbände. Dieses zeugt davon, dass Esterhazy die Farbenlehre nicht besaß: Das Nachbinden der drei Bände Dichtung und Wahrheit und die durchlaufende interne Nummerierung zeugen von ihrem späteren Erwerb, ohne die Farbenlehre. Lederecken zumeist berieben, Rücken gering berieben. Eindrucksvolle Reihe, die Ausstattung entspricht der Provenienz. Nur noch wenige Geistinger-Ausgaben erhalten; diese dürfte die interessanteste und schönste sein. 22 Bände - 1 - 6: Theater, 7 + 8: Gedichte, 9 - 12: Romane, 13: Kleine prosaische Schriften (u.a. Das Römische Carneval), 14 + 15: Benvenuto Cellini, 16: Rameaus Neffe, 17: Winkelmann und sein Jahrhundert, 18: Philipp Hackert, 19 + 24 - 26: Aus meinem Leben. Dichtung und Wahrheit. Bookseller Inventory # 14102

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Faustus From The German of Goethe (Faust): Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Published by Boosey and Sons, London (1821)

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Item Description: Boosey and Sons, London, 1821. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. This is the First Edition of "Faust" printed in English. The 1790 edition printed in German would be the TRUE FIRST EDITION. This copy is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL drab boards. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean but missing the Portrait frontis. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this First English Edition, housed in a custom clamshell box in collector's condition. We buy Goethe First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14325932137

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GOETHE.] REICHARDT, Johann Friedrich.

Published by Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, [1809-11]. (1809)

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Item Description: Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, [1809-11]., 1809. 4 parts, oblong folio (325 x 245 mm); pp. [6], 50; [4], 62; [4], 29; [4], 44; plate nos. 1411-1413, 1479; with engraved title-pages and engraved music; early signature to upper margin of title-pages scored through; some spotting throughout, occasionally heavy, a few light stains here and there, but nonetheless a very good copy in the original green illustrated wrappers, lightly spotted, spines professionally restored; in a folding cloth box.Very rare first complete edition of Reichardt's musical settings of Goethe's poetry, comprising 128 settings of which 39 appear here for the first time. The German composer and writer on music Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752-1814) was master of the royal music in Berlin from 1775 to 1794, when he was dismissed after publishing a book sympathetic to the French Revolution. He left Berlin to settle on a country estate in Giebichenstein, near Halle, which became a 'hostel of Romanticism' for such artists and intellectuals as Goethe, von Arnim, Brentano, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Tieck, the brothers Grimm, Fichte, Jean Paul, Schleiermacher, Novalis, Schlegel and J. H. Voss. It was a centre of Lieder and romantic poetry, folksong and folk art, Singspiel and German opera.'In at least two categories Reichardt's abandonment of the typically limited outlook of the German Kapellmeister proved beneficial: his songs departed from the rigid plainness of the 'Berlin School' odes towards the folk styles and dramatic gestures of early Romanticism; and his stage works, instead of centring on older styles of opera seria, favoured forward-looking Italian opera, French opera (the works of Gluck), Singspiel and other German theatrical forms.'The songs – he composed about 1500 of them, on texts by some 125 poets – cover a range of styles probably unsurpassed until Schubert, whom he influenced considerably. One extreme of this range is represented by the Lieder für Kinder aus Campes Kinderbibliothek, settings of edifying or pious verses by such poets as Gleim, Claudius, Hölty and Kleist At the other extreme are songs known as "declamations", which present free lyrical reflections or dramatic scenes: among his Goethe settings, for instance, Prometheus contains declamations against static harmonies, quick-changing dynamic indications and sudden alterations of tempo; the Monolog des Tasso is through-composed like an operatic scena; the rondo-like form of Johanna Sebus is determined by alternate representations of a flood and a child's attempt to rescue its mother. (Goethe was to write of Reichardt as "the first to make my lyrical works known to the general public through music, in a serious and steady manner".) Reichardt's songs of all sorts show their composer's preference for the song "as a correct, complete whole, its real value consisting in the unity of the song", and for a style of text-setting whose clarity is probably still unsurpassed, a deference to the spirit and structure of the poem, and an idealistic adherence to the dignified simplicity that he admired in folk art' (New Grove).Goedeke IV/3, 74, 22; Hirsch III, 1031; RISM R 856-859. Bookseller Inventory # F1504

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Faust, ein Fragment: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Published by Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, (1790)

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Item Description: Leipzig: Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Size of binding: 3 7/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. Frontispiece is the engraving of Faust by H. Lips, based on the Rembrandt image. Title page, printed on thick paper, has a vignette by H. Lips; half-title. Pagination: pp. [1]-168. Full red morocco with five raised bands on the spine; gilt titling; gilt borders. With plain blue morocco doublures with a single-line gilt border, and with a binder's stamp: "Popelin." And with facing red-textured silk end-papers. Sewn head banks with a multi-colored silk book marker ribbon bound in. Top-edge gilt. Marbled paper-covered slipcase with brown leather facings. The front outer hinge, spine ends, and spine show some light wear. Light wear to the ends of the slipcase. The text is in German. This is an early edition, with all signatures bearing "Goethe's W. 7. B;" the corrected spellings at pp. 89, 93, 98, and 106; the last lines of p. 144 are not repeated on p. 145. Bookseller Inventory # L-345

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832).

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Item Description: 26 Bde. 8vo (182 x 115 mm). Mit 26 Kupfertiteln mit je einer nach Ludwig Schnorr von Karolsfeld von Carl Rahl gestochenen Vignette, 1 gest. Musikbeilage, 1 Falttafel ('Vergleichungs-Kreis der ital. und teutschen Uhr') in Bd. XXIII. sowie 1 gest. Falttabelle. Original Interims-Pappbände mit Zierrahmen aus Girlanden- und Blütenfeldern, in den Zwickeln Palmetten-Vierpass, darin Schrift: Goethe's Werke', unbeschnitten. In Halblederkassetten mit Goldprägung, Wien, Anton Strauss für Chr. Kaulfuss und C. Armbruster, 1816-22. Schönes, unbeschnittenes Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe in der seltenen Original-Broschur. Die Werkausgabe fiel hier wesentlich umfassender und kompletter aus als Cottas Stuttgarter Parallelausgabe in zwanzig Bänden. Jeder Band der auf 500 Stück limitierten Vorzugsausgabe auf feinerem Papier - die Gesamtauflage betrug 2500 Exemplare - erhielt nebst dem Drucktitel auch noch einen Kupfertitel, der eigens von Drechsler für diese Ausgabe gestochen wurde, geschmückt mit je einer sehr hübschen, nach Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Karolsfeld von Carl Rahl radierten Vignette, darunter in Bd. XVII auch Joseph Friedrich Raabes feines Portrait des Dichters. Goethes Verleger Cotta hatte hart mit dem Nachdruckwesen in Wien zu kämpfen. Dazu gehörte, dass er mit Billigung seines bedeutendsten Autors, diese Werkausgabe der Schriften in 26 Bänden durch die beiden Wiener Verleger Christian Gottlieb Kaulfuss (1780-1833) und Armbruster veranstalten liess. "Wohl um die Wiener-Ausgabe zu beschleunigen" sandte Cotta nicht seinen eigenen, recht fehlerhaften Neudruck, sondern Goethes Manuskripte bzw. korrigierte Drucke nach Wien. Dies erklärt die gegenüber der Cotta-Ausgabe mit weniger Fehlern und Textabweichungen behaftete Wiener Edition, die "eine für die Kritik der Cotta-Edition verwertbare und wichtige Mittelstufe darstellt" (Bernhard Seuffert). Nur in dieser Wiener-Ausgabe findet sich auch der einzige zu Lebzeiten veröffentlichte Abdruck von Goethes Verdikt: "Sind Könige je zusammengekommen, so hat man immer nur Unheil vernommen" (in Bd. II, S. 243, Z. 7-8). - Drucktitel von Bd. IX etwas bestaubt, Bd. I minim stockfleckig, Kupfertitel der Bde. XVI, XIX und XXVI minimal stockfleckig. Zeitgenössischer Namenseintrag von Josef Schaffner auf Vorderdeckel der Bände II, V, XIV und XXI. Hagen 22; Goedeke IV, 3, 10, B1; Fischer, Der Verleger J. F. Cotta II, Nrn. 1039, 1083, 1144, 1183, 1234, 1297 und 1358; Rabenlechner, Streifzüge eines Bibliophilen (1931), S. 25f.; Seuffert, Goethes Erzählung 'Die guten Weiber', in: Goethe-Jahrbuch XV (1894), S. 166ff.; Unseld, Goethes Verleger (1991), S. 473f. An excellent, completely untrimmed deluxe copy on fine paper and with all engraved and printed title leaves of the scarce Vienna-Edition of Goethe's works. It is much more complete than the Cotta-Edition in twenty volumes published simultaneously at Stuttgart . This is one of the 500 copies printed on finer paper and with an additional copper-engraved title by Drechsler, out of a total edition of 2500. - Decorated original interim boards, untrimmed. In solander box. Bookseller Inventory # B350065

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

Published by München, Phantasus Verlag, (1919)

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Item Description: München, Phantasus Verlag, 1919. (weitere Fotos zu Nr.21162) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000. Bookseller Inventory # 21168

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