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    The Works of Goethe
    in 138 Volumes

    [Goethe]. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethes Werke. Abtheilung I-IV. Weimar: Böhlau (- Böhlaus Nachfolger), 1887-1912. 138 octavo volumes. Text in German. "Issued on behalf of the Grand Duchess Sophie of Saxony." Comprising: (Abt. I) Goethe's Works (1887-1911). 52 Band in 61 volumes. (Abt. II) Scientific Writings (1890-1904). 13 Band in 14 volumes. (Abt. III) Diaries of 1775-1832 (1887-1903). 13 Band in 13 volumes. (Abt. IV) Letters 1764-1831 (1887-1912). 50 Band in 50 volumes.

    Half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, all edges marbled, and marbled endpapers. Four raised spine bands with gilt lettered title labels, gilt lyre devices and rules in compartments. Several with the small bookbinder's Weimar label of Max Lüttich on rear pastedown. Bindings with varying degrees of rubbing and scuffing, some with loss of gilt lettering, some with spine tears. Small pencil bookseller's notes on versos of free endpapers and/or blanks. Pages somewhat age darkened, some with foxing, and occasional smudging or minor soiling. Very good set of Goethe's works.


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