Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Signed Broadsheet Poem

02 Feb

Broadsheet of his poem “Die Feier des siebenten Novembers 1825 dankbar zu erwidern” [The celebration of the seventh of November 1825 grateful to reciprocate], 5 x 8.25, boldly signed at the conclusion in black ink, “J. W. v. Goethe.” The poem is bound within a 5.5 x 8.5 book quarter-bound in leather and marbled paper. Broadsheet is in fine condition with a small tear to the right edge, a diagonal crease from the tear to the lower edge, and a small area of discoloration near upper edge. Book condition: VG-/None. This was apparently published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goethe’s arrival in Weimar, where he had been invited to live after the wild success of The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1775. A highly desirable piece from one of the greatest figures in literary history. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.


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