TRANSLATED BY GEORGE ELIOT (1846)

STRAUSS, David Friedrich.

The Life of Jesus, critically examined.... Translated from the fourth German edition. 3 vols. Tall 8vo.

Published: Chapman, Bros.

Date: 1846

Half titles. Contemp. full brown calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon & black leather labels; sl. rubbing to spine vol. III, the odd small mark, inner hinges strengthened with brown tape. With blind stamps and labels of Birkbeck College Library. A good-plus copy.

Note
Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet, 1835-36. An English edition appeared in 1842-44, (London & Birmingham: Taylor & Henry Hetherington). George Eliot’s translation, of which this is the first edition, & her first published work, superseded the earlier translation. It was started in 1843 by Elizabeth Rebecca Brabant, who, finding the task beyond her, transferred the commission to Eliot. The translation took the best part of two years, earning the translator a princely £20. Baker and Ross, A1.1.

£1250

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