Dialogues of the Gods. Originally Written in German By C. M. Wieland.

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1795.
Edition: First edition in English.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T100456 records five copies: BL, Oxford, LCP, LC & Yale).
Condition: Very good copy.
Book ID: 27880


12mo, modern gray paper spine, purple boards and black spine lettering, untrimmed. One leaf of publisher's terminal advertisements.


One of several collections of dialogues by prolific German author and philosopher Christoph Martin Wieland (1733-1813). These were written when he was a professor of philosophy at the University of Erfurt and defend, in conversations between Greek gods, his ideas on the social rights of man and anachronistic monarchies. They first appeared in the literary periodical he Der teutsche Merkur and were controversial in Germany, as they were in England. Ownership marks of the Cornwall Library, dated November 25, 1796, on the front paste-down.

Price: $500.00

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