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[Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von)] The Sorrows of Werter: A

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[Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von)] The Sorrows of Werter: A German Story, 2 vol. in 1, first Dublin edition, half-titles, woodcut decorations, contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label to spine, a little rubbed, [cf. Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1779:10 (first English edition), large 12mo, Dublin, for C.Jackson, 1780.

⁂ Scarce first Dublin edition of Goethe's hugely influential first novel; its tremendous popularity led to young men imitating Werter's clothing style as well as the production of ranges of porcelain and perfume inspired by the work.

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[Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von)] The Sorrows of Werter: A

Estimate £400 - £600May 30, 2019
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature