The Book Buyer Volume 27

The Book Buyer Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ..."Notes," etc. He studied it very carefully, as is shown by frequent notices in his diaries (he received Heft 1 of Bd. 5 on June 16, I817), by two favorable references in his "Annalen" for 1816, and more espe cially in the section on "Von Hammer" in the "Notes" to the "Divan" (Werke, Weimar ed. Bd. 7 S. 231 if. and 280 ff). Von Hammer was in fact the editor of the "Fundgruben," and in the passage just cited Goethe praises also his "History of Persian Belles-Lettres" (1818; in which appeared the translations from Omar above mentioned), and adds: "I willingly confess that as early as 1814, when the Gottingen 'Gelehrte Anzeigen' brought us in advance the first news of its contents, I at once disposed and ordered my studies according to the headings given, which proved of great assistance." Here we have another fact not noted by Mr. Dole, namely: that Von Hammer's book was circulated in manuscript to a certain extent in 1814, and on August 27 of that year was exhibited to the Royal Society in Gottingen, no doubt with the hope of securing a publisher. This appears from the account in the "Gelehrte Anzeigen" (1814, September 17, S. 14.81-1485), of which Goethe kept a copy (cf. Weimar ed. Bd. 7 S. 282); and the fact that Omar's name is not mentioned in the account does not prove its absence from the manuscript at that time, for it is omitted also in the review of the book when finally published, four years later (Gel. Anz. 1818, Jul. 6, S. 1073-1080). Now of the twenty-five Rubaiyat translated by Von Hammer the seventh (Dole, p. 447) reads: "Ich schaute gestem einem Tiipfer zu, Der schlug auf frischen Lehm gewaltig...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781813
  • 9781236781819