[Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1910]. Facsimile edition. 3 vols, 8vos, red morocco with silk ribbon markers. One of fifty numbered copies in morocco out of the total edition of 800 copies. A nice facsimile of the iconic work of German romanticism.
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Berlin. -. Two pages on a bifolium of Auerbach's personal stationery blindstamped "B.A." Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882), born Moyses Baruch, though little known today, was one of the most successful German writers of the nineteenth century.
Berlin. -. One page on a bifolium, approx. 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 in. Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882) studied to be a rabbi before becoming a successful author of novels and stories, a member of the "Junges Deutschland" movement. He he writes in a friendly vein to invite an associate.
-. One page, approx. 8-3/4 X 11-1/4 in. Lujo Brentano (1844-1931), liberal economist and social reformer, nephew of Clemens Brentano and Bettina von Arnim, and a member of Kurt Eisner's brief revolutionary government in Munich in 1919.
-. Two pages, on a single bifolium of thick paper, approx. 5-1/4 X 7-1/2 in. Dehmel declines public involvement with the production of a play, referring to his difficulties with productions of his own plays and explaining that "ausserdem, wenn ein Dichter den andern empfieht, das wird immer als Klickenmache...
-. One page; single leaf of printed stationery, approx. 8-1/4 X 11 in. The recipient was an attorney and politican, who would become a founding member of the left-liberal Deutsche Demokratische Partei. Dehmel begs out of testimony at a trial concerning the "Contes Drolatiques" (Balzac), as he is leaving on...
Lausanne. -. One page, approx. 6-1/2 X 9 in.
-. Single leaf, approx. 4-1/2 X 5-1/2 in., mounted on larger piece of paper with glue.
Leipzig. -. One page, single leaf of unprinted stationery, approx. 5-1/2 X 9 in. Short letter of introduction about the Scottish politician and diplomat Grant Duff. Gustav Freytag (1816-1895) was a popular writer and journalist, as well as a deputy in the Reichstag.
Wiesbaden. -. One page, written on recto of single bifolium of plain paper, approx. 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 in. Though unnamed, the recipient of Freytag's letter was Sophie Verena (pseud. Sophie Alberti), author of a number of well-received books in the mid-nineteenth century. Freytag politely declines to help her, pleading that...
-. One page, approx. 8-1/4 X 10-1/2 in. Giono writes in haste, promising a longer letter to follow.
Frankfurt: Literarische Anstalt Rütten & Loenig, 1916. First edition thus. Small 8vo., marbled endpapers; original full bright red morocco. One of 25 numbered copies on Büttenpapier and in full morocco. The book design, typography, and binding were all executed by E.R. Weiss. An excellent copy of this scarce and beautifully.....
Leipzig: In der Weygand'schen Buchhandlung, 1774. First edition. 12mo, 100pp; boards. Scarce first edition of this early tragedy by Goethe, written, so he claimed, in eight days at the request of a female friend.
Tübingen: in der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1804. First edition. 12mo, 224pp + ads; full contemporary leather, a.e.g. Published as "Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1804," this copy from the library of writer and critic Karl von Reinhardstöttner (1847-1909).
Tübingen: in der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1804. First edition. 12mo, 224 +ads; original printed glazed boards. Published as "Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1804," A nice copy of an uncommon and fragile publication.
Tübingen: J.G. Cotta, 1802. First edition. 12mo, 102pp; contemporary boards with handwritten spine label. Translation from the French by Goethe; scarce.
Wien: in der geistingerischen Buchhandlung, 1810. First edition. 12mo, 64pp, with four engravings at rear; wrappers. Fragile.
Leipzig: Bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1790. First edition. 12mo, 96pp; three-quarter calf (19th century).
Stuttgard [sic] und Tübingen: In der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1821. First edition. Wraps. 8vo, half-title [i-vi] 550pp; contemporary marbled wrappers. 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.....
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, (1931). First edition. 12mo, pp; illustrated boards. The covers, endpapers, and slipcase feature artwork by Hans Meid. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Hauptmann on the title page with a pre-publication date. Hauptmann received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1912.
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1894. First edition. Cloth. 4to, 75pp, a.e.g.; pictorial cloth. Illustrated by Julius Exter.
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1928. First edition. Cloth. 4to, 302pp; original pictorial linen. Handsome production, designed and with cover illustration by E.R. Weiss.
Berlin: Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1923. First edition. Boards. 4to, 150pp; vellum-backed pictorial boards. One of 1000 numbered copies in the edition, with facsimiles, illustrations and printed scores of musical portions.
Breslau: Verlag von Josef Max, 1821. First edition. boards. 8vo, 310pp, errata and 4-page publisher's ads in rear; original printed boards, with paper spine label. Scarce first edition, with the fine engravings printed by Thiele in Berlin, with ample margins.
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. 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.