Goethe (1852) The Sorrows of Werter – Ithaca, NY Imprint – Andrus, Gauntlett, & Co.


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Baron [Johann Wolfgang von] Goethe. The Sorrows of Werter (The Sorrows of Young Werther) (Andrus, Gauntlett, & Co.: Ithaca, NY, 1852)

16mo. 135 pages. Printed paper binding with black leather spine strip. Back cover shows an adv. of Andrus, Gauntlett, & Co. with a list of books published by them.

Condition: Heavily foxed in the front of the book, decreasing as you proceed towards the back. Binding is beginning to separate beginning at the frontispiece, however binding is still complete with all boards still attached. Leather spine strip beginning to deteriorate.

“The Sorrows of Young Werther (German: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) is an epistolary, loosely autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, first published in 1774. A revised edition followed in 1787. It was one of the most important novels of the Sturm und Drang period in German literature, and influenced the later Romantic movement in literature.” – Wikipedia