1885 Works Of Goethe English Steel Engravings Large 11 1/2 Leather
This item has been shown 3 times.
1885 Works Of Goethe English Steel Engravings Large 11 1/2 Leather:
Complete set in 5 large volumes.
ENGLISH Text.Beautiful and sound 3/4 leather bindings of Ivory Black crushed morocco.
The bindings are unsigned, but were obviously hand-bound by a master.
Raised bands, extra gilt, gilt-ruled boards.
Each volume is 11 1/2" x 8 3/4" and about 2" thick.
Bindings solid, joints secure.Bindings are in FINE condition.Text is clean, white, and crisp, with light, sporadic foxing.
Decorative endpapers are free from Ex Libris plates and signatures.
FAUST is included, complete.Illustrated throughout by "The Best German Artists."
There are 66 mounted steel engravings and hundreds of full-page and in-text wood engravings.No translator is identified which indicates that there may be several. Hjalmar Boyeson's "Life of Goethe" included.
Goethe's body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and color; and four novels.