- Dresden: Ls. Ehlermann, 1884-1938.
- Varied bindings: vols. 1-4.3, 6-9 half calf, pastepaper backed boards, vols. 4.4, 10, 12 cloth
- varied pagination
Price: $300.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 75930
Second edition. A significant run of this monumental work containing biographical and bibliographical information on innumerable authors in German literature, beginning with the Middle Ages. Included are extensive lists of each author's known writings. Lacking volumes 11, 14-18. Volume 4 bound in 4 separate parts. Although certain parts are lacking, the famous Goethe bibliography with c. 40,000 entries in volumes 4.2-4.4 is complete. (Condition: Volumes 1-4.3, 5-6, 8-10: with light bumping and rubbing to extremities. Volumes 1-3 with scratches to upper and lower covers. Volume 1 with large crack in lower hinge. Volume 2 with large crack in upper hinge. Volume 4.1 with cracking to binding at front pastedown. Volume 4.2 with minor chipping to head of spine, with some cracking to hinge on lower board, and large crack and weak upper board. Volume 4.3 with chipping to head of spine, and crack in upper hinge. Volume 5 with scratching to upper and lower boards. Volume 9 with cracking to hinges of upper and lower boards. Volume 10 with cracking and weakening of upper and lower boards.) Loosely inserted is a commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale.