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

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. Very Good (Item ID: 21972)


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