Goethe The Sorrow of Werter 1809 Edinburgh rare small leather book German storyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Literature).
The Sorrow of Werter: A German Story.
Published 1809, Edinburgh by McCliesh & Campbell for P. Cairns.
180 pages. Text in English. Elaborate engraved half title, plus two other full page steel engraved plates.
Appears to be a quite scarce pre-1810 printing of this Goethe story.
Published 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, marbled covers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object. Old full page owners inscription to front blank fly leaf.
Text block paper is very heavily uniformly age toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5" H x 3 1/2" W.