TALES OF HUMOUR AND ROMANCE, SELECTED FROM POPULAR GERMAN WRITERS. Translated by Richard Holcraft, B. A. New York: Sold by C. S. Francis [and Others], 1829. 12mo, pp. [i-v] vi-xi [xii] [13-15] 16-215 [216: blank], original paper over boards with cloth shelf back, printed paper spine label, all edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. A collection of tales by E. T. A. Hoffmann and others translated from the German by Holcraft. Contents: "Madame de Scuderi" a long tale by E. T. A. Hoffmann, "The Dishonoured Irreclaimable" by Frederick Schiller, "The Death of an Angel" by Jean Paul Richter, "The Moon. A Tale of the Imagination" by Jean Paul Richter, "The Bridegroom's Probation" by A. T. E. Langbein, "The Broken Leg" by A. T. E. Langbein, "The Haunted Castle" by Augustus La Fontaine, "Woldemar, a Story from the Italian Campaign of 1805" by Theodore Charles Körner, and "The Harp, a Tale Favouring a Belief in Spirits" by Theodore Charles Körner. Morgan C203. Boards worn and scuffed, cloth spine worn and repaired, inner hinge weak but holding, text block quite foxed and spotted throughout, four leaves have closed tears, two with associated chips from lower fore-edge margins [specifically: closed tear in fore-edge margin of 8-2; lower fore-edge margin of 11-2 torn away with loss of letters on two last lines of text on each page; leaf 11-6 marginal chip; leaf 12-1 marginal chip and closed tear extending into last two lines of text]. Nevertheless, a reasonably decent copy of a rare book. (#158437).
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