Stuttgart: J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, 1867. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Large octavo. App. 8,000pp. Original three quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt tooling and lettering on spine; raised bands. Decorative color edges. Marbled endpapers. The set was published by the Cotta'sche Buchhandlung from 1867-1876. Rare as complete set. Text in German, Gothic script. Leather with some scuffing and chipping along edges, Ex-Libris of L. Ricard-Abenheimer on inside front covers of first 16 volumes, red and black with Putten head, and modern design Ex-Libris of Eugen Katz in last volume. Overall a very impressive set of this Schiller edition in very good condition. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was on of the great German poets and playwrights of all time. Also known as a philosopher, physician, scientist and historian Schiller struck up a productive though complicated friendship with the influential and famous Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Their intense relationship and exchange discussing issues concerning aesthetics led to a period that now often is referred to as Weimar Classicism. (Inventory #: 40477)
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