Illustrated by the Best German Artists.Philadelphia, New York & Boston, George Barrie, 1885 Stock Code: 138623
NotesA beautiful set of Goethe's works featuring illustrations and lively full-page engravings by various artists.
5 volumes, folio (298 x 203 mm). Contemporary burgundy morocco, tan morocco labels, gilt titles and floral motifs to spines in compartments between raised bands, blind-tooled rule border, cornerpieces, and centrepiece to sides, gilt letters to centre of front covers, floral patterned endpapers, gilt edges.
Frontispiece with plain tissue guards to each volume, illustrated title and chapter pages, 188 plates with tissue guards, illustrations throughout text, head- and tail pieces, chapter titles in red and black.
Spines faded and rubbed, small nicks and chips to spine ends, some scuff marks to covers, light chafing to extremities, front free endpaper of vol. 1 coming loose at the tail end, but still holding well, else internally clean and presenting nicely. A very good set.
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