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Lord Byron's Poesien.

Author Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.
Title Lord Byron's Poesien.
Imprint Zwickau: Gebrueder Schumann
Date of Publication 1821-1828
Language German
Notes This is the rare first collected German edition of Byron's complete works and is a welcome addition to the Library's extensive holdings of early translations of the poet's work. The edition was translated by a team of writers, among them August Schumann and Elise von Hohenhausen, and began to appear in print when the author was still alive. The firm Brothers Schumann had been founded by Alexander Schumann (1773-1826), the father of the romantic composers Clara and Robert Schumann, and began publishing a huge series of translations of foreign literature. Byron's works are part of their Pocket Library of Foreign Classics in New German Translations (Taschenbibliothek der auslaendischen Klassiker, in neuen Verdeutschungen) which apeared between 1819 and 1831. There are in total 31 volumes/parts to this edition, which in this set have been bound into seven volumes.
Shelfmark AB.1.211.023-029
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 20/05/11
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