Nathan the Wise. A Dramatic Poem.

By: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim.

Price: $135.00

Quantity: 1 available


New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1868. First Edition, second printing of this translation by Ellen Frothingham (Morgan, 1938, 5776). Original purple cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, 259 pp., two leaves of ads. Includes a "Sketch of Lessing" by the publisher Henry Holt and an essay on this title by Kuno Fischer, translated by Miss Frothingham. This copy with a presentation inscription, dated Dec. 14, 1967, by Henry Holt to Edward Rowland Sill, poet and later an educator; the two men had been classmates at Yale and remained lifelong friends. At some point Sill inscribed this to A.A. Booth, then records that he got it back when she died. His ownership signature on the front pastedown, too. Ellen Frothingham translated several German texts; her father was Nathaniel Frothingham, her brother Octavius Brooks Frothingham. Spine lightened, some wear and stray marks to cloth, paper toned, the hinges wobbly, something has gouged the fore edge of about three gatherings near the end - restricted to about 1/4 inch of margin. A Good copy, only.

Title: Nathan the Wise. A Dramatic Poem.

Author Name: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim.

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