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Goethe, (Johann Wolfgang von)

Faust. En tragedi af Göthe. Ofversatt af Johan Andersson.

Stockholm, Philipp J.Meijers Förlag 1854.

Reference: 13595
Price: £200 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large folio. 89 + (1)pp (text printed in two columns), 6 steel engraved plates, with green tissue guards to plates bound in. Publisher’s cloth, gilt lettered on upper cover, neatly rebacked. Contemporary ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper.

The first illustrated edition of Goethe’s Faust in Swedish, utilising a translation into Swedish made by Johan Andersson (1820-1894), a university-educated teacher who was subsequently to be ordained and to become Lutheran Bishop of Växjö. Andersson also provided explanatory notes printed at the end of the volume. The plates, from powerful drawings by the Düsseldorf artist Engelbert Selbertz, were also used for a German-language edition published in Stuttgart in the same year.