Lot 701: German poet (1798–1874) best known as the author of 'Das Lied der Deutschen,' the national anthem of Germany. Two ALSs in German, both signed "Dr. Hoffmann," both sent to his publisher F. A. Brockhaus about the publication of his Collected Poems. The longer is four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 7.75, August 3, 1833. In part (translated): "I now have renewed courage for my poetry and my life, and with your help I will soon be able to occupy the place among German poets that I deserve as befits my poetry. The present collection can be considered complete, even though it is rigorously selected from already printed and handwritten collections. I have deliberately excluded poems that seemed to me insignificant or deficient in form. Two thirds are therefore tantamount to being new. You will see from the ms. itself that this Complete Collection has become something entirely new." The shorter letter is one page, 3.75 x 4.75, February 6, 1833, about forwarding some enclosures. In overall fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
Write a response...