Squarish 12mo in sixes, pp. , 153, ; printed on thick paper; some slight offset to title-page from turn-ins but a handsome copy in contemporary polished calf, covers and spine tooled in gilt and blind, speckled edges, pink glazed endpapers; contemporary engraved ticket of Lintern’s Music Warehouse in Bath.
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Shakespeare’s Sonnette übersetzt von Karl Lachmann.
First complete edition in German of Shakespeare’s sonnets, this copy retailed in contemporary Bath. The translation is by the philologist and teacher Karl Lachmann, who went on to translate Macbeth in 1829 and is now best known for his landmark edition of Lucretius (1850).
Lintern’s Music Warehouse opened in Bath in the early 1780s, retailing instruments and music and doing a small amount of publishing. After James Lintern’s death, business declined, and it was taken over by George Packer in 1819.
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