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Die Freunde

Ein Trauerspiel in Fnf Acten

By Dr. E. Raupach

1825 - Leipzig - C. Cnobloch

7" by 4.5", 171, (2)pp

 

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A bright, scarce, first edition of Die Freunde by Dr. E. Raupach.

Bound in the original decorated paper-covered boards.

First edition.

Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach, 1784 1852, was a German dramatist.

He attended the gymnasium at Liegnitz, and studied theology at the university of Halle. In 1804 he obtained a tutorship in St Petersburg. He preached at times in the German Lutheran church, wrote his first tragedies, and in 1817 was appointed professor of German literature and history at a training college in connection with the university.

Raupach left St Petersburg in 1822 and travelled to Italy. He next visited Weimar, and then later settled in 1824 in Berlin. Here he spent the remainder of his life, writing for the stage.

Raupach was a prolific writer of both tragedies and comedies. His works have often enjoyed great popularity owing to their skilful dramatic handling. Raupach had a great knowledge of theatrical effect and situations.

CONDITION

The binding is firm. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping, with some loss, and discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages are generally bright, with the occasional spot and mark throughout. There are ink inscriptions on the front pastedown. Overall the condition is good.

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