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Lot 53: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON. THREE EARLY EDITIONS OF FAUST, 1790-1833 (3 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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 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)