THE PICCOLOMINI, OR THE FIRST PART OF WALLENSTEIN, A DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS. TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF FREDERICK SCHILLER BY...[bound with:] THE DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN. A TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS....

London: Printed for T.N. Longman and G. Rees, 1800. Two volumes bound in one. [4],214,[2];[6],157,[1]pp. Large octavo. Full polished calf by Riviere, t.e.g. Portrait. Joints a bit worn, with narrow cracks at head and toe of upper joint, else a very good copy. Item #WRCLIT41572

First edition of both parts of Coleridge's translation of Schiller's work, bound up with the extra general title present in the second work, the half-title for the first (none called for in the second), and the ad leaves for both. Though Coleridge undertook this translation as a commission from Longman, who was intent on capitalizing on the publication of the German text in 1799, he "later considered it one of his finest achievements" - Holmes. WISE (COLERIDGE) 16 & 17. TINKER 684. ESTC T61110 & T61109

Price: $1,500.00