MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY CLARKE & BEDFORD
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von ~ Götz von Berlichingen. Ein Schauspiel.
Stuttgart & Tübingen: J.G.Cotta scher Verlag, 1846
Full morocco, 10.75 inches tall. A magnificent binding by one of the greatest London bookbinders of the period, Clarke and Bedford. With gilt raised bands, extraordinary and ornate gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. In the original German. A superb copy of Goethe's great play about Götz von Berlichingen, Imperial Knight, mercenary, and poet famed for his exploits and prosthetic iron hand which replaced the one lost during the seige of Landshut.