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Umrisse zu Schiller's Lied von der Clocke. First edition. Cotta. Stuttgart und Tubingen. Black, Young and Young. London. 1834. Oblong quarto. 8pp text, German Gothic script. 43 etched plates. Full grained red morocco. Gilt rules, decorative bordering to boards, gilt tooling to spine. Inner double gilt rules. All edges gilt. Corners bumped and worn, rubbed to edges. Some varied darkening to boards. Light foxing to plates, waterstain to lower border. Ffep cropped to upper border. Bookbinder's plate to rfep: D.D Batten, Clapham Common. Moritz Retzsch (1779-1857) German painter and etcher, born in Dresden. Cotta commissioned Retzsch to illustrate Goethe's Faust, followed by this work, Schiller's Song of the Bell. Johann Christoph Friedrich (von) Schiller (1759-1805) German playwright, poet, and philosopher. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe became close friends. Goethe wrote the epilogue to the "Song of the Bell" shortly after Schiller's death in 1805.
Author Retzsch, Moritz
Date 1834
Binding Full morocco
Publisher Cotta, Stuttgart und Tubingen/Black, Young and Young, London.
Illustrator Moritz Retzsch
Pages 8pp, 43 plates

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