Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: Ein Strauss. Auserlesene Lieder Gedichte und Balladen.
Hammersmith, London, The Doves Press, 1916. Large 8vo. [viii] + 226 + [xii] pp. Printed in red & black throughout.
Limited to 185 copies, of which this is one of 175 copies on fine handmade paper. Entirely uncut in original limp vellum, signed "The Doves Bindery”, with name of author in gilt on spine. Bookseller label ”A. B. Nord. Kompaniet / Stockholm”.
Provenance: Swedish critic August Brunius (1879-1926), with his hand-written ownership inscription and initials.
The text was selected and arranged by Cobden-Sanderson himself, it was the final of six texts by Goethe in German which he printed.
”Cobden-Sanderson thought the Goethe volume was ’a most beautiful book, the best I have yet done, both in form and contents’” (Tidcombe).
Tidcombe DP 39.