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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's Werke : Illustrirte Pracht-Ausgabe COMPLETE SET- FIVE (5) VOLUMES IN THREE (3) BOOKS ( Band I; Band II & III; Band IV & V)

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim; Laube, Heinrich (Herausgeber)

Published by Sigmund Bensinger, Wien, Leipzig, Prag., 1895
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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No publishing date, circa 1880 - 1890. Lessing (1729 -1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg. This 3-book set of Lessing's works is gorgeous, and worth the price for the decorating value alone! Band 1 has 419 pages plus a 4-page index; Band 2 & 3 has 295 / 259 pages, each with 1-page index; Band 4 & 5 has 246 / 278 pages, (2-page and 1-page index); all three have bright red, faux-leather cloth boards with fabulous full-front and spine black & gilt decoration, with a blind-embossed portrait of the artist on front and fancy Gothic German print on front and spine; pearly-white, oily, coated endpapers with a swirly watered-silk texture; every page is illustrated with engravings (half-page and full-page) and/or lavish margin decorations. Boards of all three books are straight and clean, all have mildly rubbed spine ends and some nicked or bumped corners, bindings are good with no hinge cracks, the gilt on each is bright and unfaded, all three are clean and unmarked throughout the texts. Specific defects: Band 1 has three 1/2" to 1" patches of deterioration in the cloth of the front board; Band 2-3 has a small patch of deterioration in the cloth at the top left (front) and 5 or 6 peeled places on the spine; Band 4-5 has several very small patches of deterioration on the spine and two at the lower bottom (front), as well as a small piece of the bottom spine end chipped off. Defects are not that noticeable unless closely scrutinized--these books are a work of art! ***EXTRA HEAVY SET OF THREE BOOKS***EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OTHER THAN U.S. MEDIA MAIL*** Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # FL07019-3

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Title: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's Werke : ...

Publisher: Sigmund Bensinger, Wien, Leipzig, Prag.

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jackets

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