Folio. 11 x 13.5 inches. VIII + 565 +  +  pp. All text enclosed by double borders. Bound in brown bevelled morocco, gilt; both boards inlaid with gilt borders with four metal bosses in each corner; on front board borders enclose gilt metal relief frame with metal portrait medallion set in velvet; spine in compartments with raised bands, with two inset metal ornaments and metal date surrounded by title in centre compartment. All edges gilt. Watered silk endpapers. Very slight lower edge wear, but otherwise a superb copy. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece framed by decorative chromolithograph oval and borders; by 43 real photographic mounted plates (16 large, all with tissue guards and 27 small), all with decorative borders, many of the smaller photographs having chromolithograph borders; and by woodcuts in text, including initials and endpiece vignettes. Sumptuous Stuttgart edition of Schiller's poems, published to mark the centenary of his birth in 1759. It is illustrated by real photographs of art works and set in an impressive leather and metal binding. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASECONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.
[Stock No. 26319]