GERMAN ROMANCE: SPECIMENS OF ITS CHIEF AUTHORS; WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES ... In two volumes. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1841. 12mo, two volumes in one: pp. [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv-xvi] [1-3] 4-408; [i-vi] [1-3] 4-369 [370-372: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow endpapers. First U.S. edition. A pioneer anthology of German Romantic fiction, first published by Tait in Edinburgh in 1827, comprising twelve novellas and stories by Johann August Musäus, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Ludwig Tieck, E. T. W. Hoffmann, and Jean Paul Friedrich Richter. "A strong selection of material ... Carlyle's translation -- despite linguistic willfulness and Scottish locutions -- are still the best that have been done for these works. Outstanding stories are 'The Fair-Haired Eckbert' by J. L. Tieck, 'The Runenberg' by Tieck, 'The Elves' by Tieck, and 'The Golden Pot' by E. T. A. Hoffmann." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 348. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-27. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 167. Tarr A4.2.I-II (this two volume in one binding not recorded). Cloth worn at edges, two closed tears at upper spine end repaired, a very good copy. The U.S. edition is uncommon. (#136334).

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