By Fredriech Gottlieb Klopstock
London   J. and J. Cundee
8.5" by 5.5" viii, 9-475pp
An early nineteenth century English edition of Klopstock's Messiah with engraved plates and in a smart morocco binding.
By Fredriech Gottlieb Klopstock

c1811 The Messiah. Descriptive of the principal events attending the Passion and Crucifixion of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

London   J. and J. Cundee
8.5" by 5.5" viii, 9-475pp
An early nineteenth century English edition of Klopstock's Messiah with engraved plates and in a smart morocco binding.
£260.00
: 1kgs / : FIN2-F-6

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Fine Binding

With eight plates, engraved frontis and additional engraved title page. Collated, complete. Dated from COPAC. In English. Albion Press Edition. With the occurrences from his Resurrection to his Ascension, now first translated by Frederic Shoberl. To which are prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author. Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, 1724 – 1803, was a German poet. His enrichment of the poetic vocabulary and his attention to prosody were of great service to the poets that immediately followed him. In helping to free German poetry from the exclusive reign of the Alexandrine verse, he was the founder of a new era in German literature. Schiller and Goethe were in some ways artistically indebted to him.

Condition

In a half morocco and marbled paper binding. Externally, near fine, with sunning to the spine. The rear hinge is cracked. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some spots. The first gathering is becoming loose. There is browning and light tidemarks to the plates.

Very Good

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