Stuttgard [sic] und Tübingen: In der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1821. First edition. Wraps. 8vo, half-title [i-vi] 550pp; contemporary marbled wrappers. Few marks, edges slightly rubbed, a bit of wear at spine ends. Item #203794
First edition of the first version of Goethe's novel, a sequel to the highly successful Bildungsroman Wilhlem Meisters Lehrjahre. He would revise the text for a new edition that appeared in 1829 and the revised version has remained standard.