Faust, Part I
Tubingen: Cotta, 1808.
309 pp. German language. First Edition of the first segment in its complete form, though previously appeared in 1790 as a partial printing, Faust, A Fragment. In an unusual three-quarter early 20th-century art binding with brown marbled paper over metallic patterned cloth. Near Fine. Light working to front cover. Foxing throughout. Browning and light, old tidemark to preliminary pages. Loss to lower marine of page 293 with no textual loss. A beautiful copy of what is considered by many to be one of the finest works of German literature. Part II was completed in 1831, and was not published until after Goethe's death in 1832. Item #140941347