Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 66

 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1 eigh. Brief m. U. 1797.


 
66
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1 eigh. Brief m. U. 1797.
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 11,400 / $ 12.995

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Poet, 1749-1832. Autogr. letter with signature.Weimar, 28. VII. 1797. 1/2 p. 4to. - Double leaf, greenish paper with watermark. With remains of a seal and autogr. address.
To the jurist Johann Friedrich von Koppenfels (1737-1811), Chancellor in Weimar, whom Goethe had asked for passes for himself and his "small family" in order to go on his third journey to Switzerland.

"Ew. Hochwohlgeb. bin für die wiederhohlten Gefälligkeiten den verbindlichsten Dank schuldig. Der Nahme der Mutter ist Christiane und das Alter des Sohnes sieben u. ein halbes Jahr. - Zu meinen lebhaften Wünschen für Ihre Gesundheit füge ich die Bitte um ein geneigtes Andenken hinzu, und hoffe daß Sie anstatt Sich zu mir zu bemühen mir erlauben werden, vor meiner Abreise noch einen Augenblick anzufragen ..."

Goethe's third and last journey to Switzerland (30 July till 20 November 1797) led him to Frankfurt at first, from where he picked up Christiane and his son August. It was the first encounter of his mother and his then not yet legitimate family. - Koppenfel's daughter Amalie Caroline became the wife of the painter Johann Heinrich Meyer, Goethe's "Kunscht-Meyer", in 1803. - Printed in the Sophien edition, vol. XII, p. 208.
Autogr. letter with signature by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in which he asked the jurist Johann Friedrich von Koppenfels (1737-1811), Chancellor in Weimar, for passes for himself and his "small family" in order to go on his third journey to Switzerland. Double leaf, greenish paper with watermark. With remains of a seal and autogr. address.

66
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1 eigh. Brief m. U. 1797.
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,840
Sold:
€ 11,400 / $ 12.995

(incl. 20% surcharge)