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Friedrich von Schiller's Bibliothek. Mit einem Facsimile aus seinem eigenhändigen Bücherverzeichnisse. Zum 10. November 1859
One large folding facsimile plate. 16 pp. Small 8vo, orig. printed wrappers, stitched as issued and bound in modern wrappers. Berlin, J.A. Stargardt, 1859. One of a very few surviving copies of this bookseller's catalogue of a significant portion of the library of Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), the German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. In 1851, the bookseller and auctioneer Stargardt acquired this part of Schiller's library from his son Karl. It proved difficult to sell, and in 1859 he produced the present catalogue, selling the collection in 1860 to the Hamburg bookseller I.S. Meyer. Meyer also had difficulties selling the collection, and in 1862 he held a lottery, which was won by a merchant named Helmcke, who received the 156 books and the manuscript list as his prize. Helmcke gave the collection to the Hamburger Stadtbibliothek in 1867, where it was absorbed into the general collections and the duplicates dispersed. In 1905 the remaining 114 volumes were reassembled and shelved separately. The engraved folding plate is a facsimile of a manuscript list of the books in Schiller's hand. Fine copy preserved in a green morocco slipcase. ? Roland Folter, Deutsche Dichter- und Germanistenbibliotheken, 664.
      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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