By Mrs Douglas
Kelso   Alex Ballantyne
8" by 5" [5], ii-vii, [2], 2-230; [5], 2-355; [4], 1-265, [2], 6-100pp
A very scarce, first English condition of this biography regarding the German poet Christian Furchtegott Gellert.
By Mrs Douglas

1805 The Life of Professor Gellert

Kelso   Alex Ballantyne
8" by 5" [5], ii-vii, [2], 2-230; [5], 2-355; [4], 1-265, [2], 6-100pp
A very scarce, first English condition of this biography regarding the German poet Christian Furchtegott Gellert.
£175.00
: 3kgs / : 725L21

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Description

First Edition, Very Scarce

Bound in a contemporary tree calf binding, with gilt stamping to the spines.  

Christian Gellert was a forerunner in the golden age of German literature. 

Complete, with half-titles to all volumes.

Prior owner's inscription to the head of the title page 'R Digby'.  

This particular work was taken from a French translation from the original German. To the rear of volume III there is a course of moral lessons delivered by him in the university of Leipsick.

Condition

In full calf bindings. Externally, very smart. Light rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Small loss to the head and tail of spines. Small loss to the top spine label to volume III. Prior owner's inscription to the head of title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Heavy spots to the first and last few pages. Otherwise, just the odd spot.

Very Good

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