Braunschweig: Druck und Verlag von Freidrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1854, 1855. First edition. Four vols., 8vos, 396, 456. 359, 483pp; original cloth (vols. 1,2 & 4), publisher's wrappers on vol. 3. Wrappered volume untrimmed, spine perished, edges worn; clothbound volumes rubbed with hinges tender; volume 1 with half-title excised, wear to cloth at crown and base of spine. Item #203835
Scarce first edition of the landmark novel, a high-water mark of nineteenth-century German literature and prime exemplar of the Bildungsroman. Keller later revised the text.