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MATTHAEI, Ruprecht (ed.).
Goethe's Colour Theory.

English edition translated and edited by HERB AACH. With a complete facsimile reproduction of Charles Eastlake's 1820 translation of the 'didactic part' of the Colour Theory.

pp. 275, (i). 137 illustrations, many in colour. Dust wrapper slightly torn with loss, a good copy.

*The title wording is somewhat confusing, since the facsimile is the 1840 Eastlake translation of the 1820 publication. Eastlake has always been noted for his careful translation but as Aach points out here, he has corrected a number of errors, some perhaps due to Goethe's revisions in later editions. The text that Matthaei has used is based upon the Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag's complete edition, itself based upon the Artemis-Goethe, a memorial edition published by Ernst Beutler in 24 volumes. The relevant volumes here are DTV nos. 40-41-42, 1963. Matthaei had worked extensively upon Geothe's writings, this translation revealing the fruit of nearly fifty years labour - it is an essential modern companion to Eastlake.

Studio Vista. London.

Date Published: 1971. 4to.

Stock No. 55399

Price: 55.00