Asmus Omnia Sua Secum Portans, Oder Sammtliche Werke Des Wandsbekker Bothen, I. Und II. Theil. Matthias Claudius.

Asmus Omnia Sua Secum Portans, Oder Sammtliche Werke Des Wandsbekker Bothen, I. Und II. Theil.

Breslau: Gottlieb Lowe, 1778. F. xvi + 232 pages; with a frontispiece engraving of the "Freund Hain" skeleton with scythe; publishers device on title; other illustrations within: small 1/3 page 'bird on branch' placed as a tailpiece; a full-page reverse-printed (white on black) outline cartoon caricature head portrait "Der President LARS' Raph. Inv. Rembr. Sc." and finishing (on the final text page) with a 2/3 page 'guten Mann' pouring liquid on the slab of fathers grave (these not credited); this being the first volume of a series collecting the prose & poetical works of German Matthias Claudius ((1740 - 1815) essayist & poet; bound in the original tan polished-paper covered boards, leather corners and spine covering; spine with gilt urn ornament in compartments, all edges tinted red, marbled endpapers; leather and boards worn, title labels nearly gone; sewing of block secure; contents with a little spotting, unobtrusive; the contents fairly fresh and clean overall, the illustrations interesting and with good impressions. Item #21972

Price: $125.00

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