£85.00

Publisher

William Pickering.

Place

London

Date

1844

Synopsis

Tales from the german.

Item Description

8vo. 4.5 x 6.5 inches. [iv] + 90 pp.; [ii] + 126 pp. Separate half titles for each work. Bound in contemporary morocco, decorated gilt; spine in compartments, with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting title label. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers, lacking first free endpaper. All edges gilt. A little wear to extremities and spotting of fly leaves and preliminaries, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 2 engraved title pages, one plate and by drawings in text. Decorated by publisher's device on title page, ornamented panel at front, colophon, headpiece vignettes and by initials. A Pickering imprint of two German Gothic tales, translated by the Hon. Caroline Lavinia Littleton (1816-1843). Karoline von Woltmann (1782-1847), born in Berlin, was a novelist, editor and translator. Her work was first published as Die Wei?e Frau in 1832. Friedrich de la Motte Fouqu? (1777-1843) was a German romantic writer of French Huguenot origin, Undine being his best known work.

[Stock No. 26241]

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