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Memoirs of Goëthe:
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Main Author: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.
Related Names: Aubert de Vitry, François-Jean-Philibert 1765-1849.
Language(s): English ; French
Published: New York, Collins & Hannay, Collins & co. 1824.
Note: "Postscript" (summary of Goethe's works) and "Biographical notices of the principal persons mentioned in these memoirs" (p. [292]-298, [299]-360) by the (original?) translator.
Reprinted from the edition in 2 vols., London, H. Colburn, 1824. Reissued by Collins & Hannay in 1844. The translation is apparently based upon the French translation by Aubert De Vitry of books I-XV, all that had so far appeared in Germany. In the English translation the books of the original work are denoted "chapters." the translator's "work, it appears, is done from the French, and shows subtractions, and what is worse, additions."--Carlyle, Crit. and miscell. essays, New York, 1872, vol. I, p. 178. cf. also Baldensperger, Goethe en France, 1907, no. 1696.
Physical Description: viii, [9]-360 p. 23 cm.
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