London: Chapman and Hall, 1890. Later printing. Tooled leather with gilding. Small 8vo, tooled & inlaid calf with gold escutcheon on cover & five raised hubs, marbled endpapers, page edges, & pastedown, 321 pages. Very Good / None. Item #20
One of the most popular novels (bildungsromans) of the early 19th century was Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Wanderjahr, which was translated by Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish Teutonophile. Carlyle is best known for his history, The French Revolution, which had a profound effect on Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities.
This is an excellent leather-bound copy of the famous novel by Goethe: ideal for reading and one's library. Slight scuffing to the leather.