Heine's First Book, a Classic of German Romantic Poetry
Notes: Heine's first book, a collection of poems published by a Berlin bookstore in December 1821 (but dated on the title page 1822). A scarce book by one of the most important 19th century German poets.
viii, 170,  pages. Collating as: [i] title, [ii] blank, [iii-iv] Zueignung, [v-viii] Inhalt, -35, Traumbilder,  blank, -64, Minnelieder, -103, Romanzen,  blank, -142, Sonette und vermischte Gedichte, -170, Uebersetzungen aus Lord Byrons Werken, 170, printer's imprint: Berlin, gedruckt bei G. Hayn,  Berichtigung.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good or better copy in contemporary marbled paper-covered boards. With a red-paper label on the spine, which is divided into compartments with four ornaments stamped in gilt. Label edge chipped just touching the H in Heine. Minor wear to the corners. Previous owner's name on the first blank. A bit musty.
Publication: Berlin: Maurerschen Buchhandlung, 1822.
Item No: #362546