1890 Rare Victorian Book - FAUST A Tragedy in two parts by Goethe. Illustrated.
Author: GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang Von;
Title: Faust: A Tragedy. Part I Edited and Annotated by F. H. Hedge, D.D. metrical version by Miss Swanwick. Part II, Translated by Miss Swanwick.
Publisher: New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., no date (circa 1890).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 455 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, upper rear corner slightly bumped - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining, ex-libris and previous owner's name on the front endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the 5 full-page illustrations.
The book: Rare and very attractive edition of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust -- a tragic play in two parts usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is considered by many to be Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature.
The author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist.
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