Goethe, (J. W. von), Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. [Großoktavausgabe]. 60 in 30 vols. With 1 engr. portrait after Chodowiecki, 1copper plate , 5 folding additions and several woodcuts in the text. Stuttgart and Tübingen, Cotta 1827-42. Contemp. marbled half calf with 2 lbels in colors and some gilt spine. Large 8vo.
Hagen 24 and 24 a. - Goedeke IV/3, 14 C. - Well-preserved copy of the rare large octave edition . - Comprises those 40 vols. of works prepared by Goethe himself as well as the following 20 vols of posthumous works. - The table of contents and the name index by Chr. Th. Musculus and Riemer at the end of vol. LV. Vol. LI with a copper plate on geology and vol. LV with several woodcuts on optics. The portrait of Goethe, engr. after Chodowiecki in vol. LVI, presumably originates from the separately supplied series of engravings from the last Goethe edition published at the artist's lifetime (cf. Hagen 24d). - Bindings in slightly varying colors. - 2 ll. (in vol. XV) detached, 1 title with small crease marks. Bindings slightly rubbed in places, ca. 10 spines with small crease marks. - Mostly stainless well-preserved and complete copy of the large octave edition.