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Lot 53: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. THREE EARLY EDITIONS OF FAUST, 1790-1833 (3 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. THREE EARLY EDITIONS OF FAUST, 1790-1833 (3 VOL.)
  • GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. THREE EARLY EDITIONS OF FAUST, 1790-1833 (3 VOL.)
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Description: Faust. Ein Fragment... Ächte Ausgabe. Leipzig: Georg Joachim Gösche, 1790, 8vo (155 x 95mm.), with the three-line repetition on pp.144-145, contemporary marbled paper boards with gilt fillet border, collector's crushed brown morocco-backed box

Faust. Eine Tragödie. Tübingen: J.G. Cotta, 1808, 12mo (120 x 92mm.), without final blank leaf, contemporary calf-backed boards, flat spine gilt, slipcase, small scrape to lettering-piece

Faust. Eine Tragödie. Zweyter Theil in fünf Acten (Vollendet im Sommer 1831). Stuttgart and Tübingen: J.G. Cotta, 1833, 12mo (130 x 87mm.), nineteenth-century calf-backed boards, gilt spine, slipcase, spine slightly rubbed (3)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Literature: Hagen 204, 310, 480; cf. PMM 298 (the 1834 combined Cotta edition)

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