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Edinburgh: William Blackwood; London: T. Cadell, 1834. First edition of this translation by John Stuart Blackie (NCBEL, v.3, 509, Blackie's first book). Original cloth, printed paper label, 288 pp. Translated into English verse, with notes, 288 pp., ending with "A Prison". Blackie (1809-1895) was a professor, a linguist, a poet, and a controversialist. Before he was 23 he had studied under Heeren and Neander in Gottingen, Schleiermacher in Berlin, had met Bunsen in Rome, and been introduced by his father to Coleridge and Lockhart. This translation of "Faust", praised by Carlyle, resulted in some renown and in 1839 a professor's post in Classics at Aberdeen. He moved to the Greek Chair at Edinbugh University in 1851 (Archibald Geikie in DNB). Very little wear. A nice label, browned but whole with the exception of one little edge chip. A Fine copy.
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