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132563
(GERMAN POETRY.)

Specimens of the German Lyric Poets:...

Consisting of Translation in Verse, from the Works of Bürger, Goethe, Klopstock, Schiller, &c. Interspersed with Biographical Notices, And Ornamented with Engravings on Wood, by the first artists.

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Published: London Boosey and Sons; and Rodwell and Martin, 1822

Stock Code: 132563

£450
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First complete edition of this collection of contemporary German poetry, gathering 73 poems alongside 20 biographical accounts of the authors. A portion of the collection, translated by Benjamin Beresford, was published in 1801-1803 in Berlin; its popularity led to this expanded edition, with new translations by Joseph Charles Mellish, British Consul at Hamburg. The publisher Boosey and Sons also published Coleridge's anonymous translation of Faust in 1821.

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Description

Octavo (187 x 121 mm). Contemporary quarter calf, smooth spine ruled in gilt with lettering in blind from label (now lost), marbled paper sides.

Illustrations

Woodcut vignettes throughout.

Condition

Bound without half-title and terminal advertisements. Very minor wear at extremities and abrasion to sides, some light foxing, tear to pp. 74/5 discreetly repaired. A very good copy.

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