SCHILLER FRIEDRICH: (1759-1805) German Poet and Philosopher. An extremely rare D.S., v Schiller, one page, oblong 8vo, Jena, 21st July 1804, in German. The document is a receipt issued by Schiller to the library of the University of Jena, and refers to the book `Juliani J. Caesares cum adnotat. Liebe & Heusinger´ annotated `Imperat. 0.30.´ in another hand and Schiller adding the word `accepit´ above his signature. Some overall foxing, not affecting the clarity of the text or signature, G £4000 - 5000 The exact title of the work Schiller refers to is 'Juliani Imperatoris Caesares, cum integris adnotationibus aliquot doctorum virorum et selectis Ezech. Spanhemi interpretatione item latina et gallica additis imperatorum nummis ex instituto et bibliotheca Christiani Sigism. Liebe. Accedit Sponii Dissertatio de usu nummorum in physiognomia, et vita Juliani. Recensuit cim codice M.S. Augustano editisque omnibus contulit variantes lectiones observationes et indices adiecit. Joh. Mich. Heusinger. Gotha 1736', housed in the library of the University of Jena. Schiller borrowed that book during his stay in Jena between 19th July and 19th August, most probably in the course of his studies on Agripina. Schiller is widely considered as one of the greatest German poets in history and the second most important playwright in Europe after William Shakespeare. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788-1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Schiller's An die Freude ('Ode to Joy') of 1785 became the basis for the fourth movement of Beethoven's ninth symphony, one of the best known works in classical music and one of the most performed symphonies in the world. Beethoven's tune (but not Schiller's words) were adopted as the Anthem of Europe in 1972.