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Faust

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Published by William Blackwood & Sons, E-17, 1870
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Leather. 12mo. Edinburgh; William Blackwood & Sons, 1870. Two Volumes bound as one. 227 pgs, xiv, 307 pgs. Errata slip tipped into the rear board. Eigth Edition. Bookplate and the mark of Princess Royal Victoria present to the spine and the reverse of the front board. Bound in full red morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf. Top edge gilt. Gilt titles with raised bands present to the spine and gilt design of the Princess Royal present to the spine. Gilt rule present to the boards. Bookplate of the Princess Royal present to the reverse of the front board. Boards are lightly rubbed and worn with a scuff mark present to the rear board. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have reinterpreted it through the ages. Faust and the adjective Faustian imply a situation in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success for a delimited term. Victoria, Princess Royal (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise; 21 November 1840 5 August 1901) was German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. After her husband's death, she became widely known as Empress Frederick (German: Kaiserin Friedrich). E-17 ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 43731

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Title: Faust

Publisher: William Blackwood & Sons, E-17

Publication Date: 1870

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Eighth Edition.

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