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

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October 20, 2016, 2:30 PM BST
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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
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Literature: Hagen 204, 310, 480; cf. PMM 298 (the 1834 combined Cotta edition)
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