Sttutgart: Cotta Publishers, 1867. First Edition. Johann Ludwig Uhland (26 April 1787 – 13 November 1862) was a German poet, philologist and literary historian. This book is an example of German literature in the 19th century, German poetry / ballads, romance, Wilhelminian style book art with engravings.
"A lyric poet, Uhland must be classed with the writers of the romantic school. Like them, he found that subjects in the Middle Ages appealed most strongly to his imagination. Yet his style has a precision, suppleness and grace which distinguish his most characteristic writings from those of the romantics. Uhland wrote poems in defense of freedom, and in the states assembly of Württemberg he played a distinguished part as one of the most vigorous and consistent of the liberal members." Very Good+ No DJ, as issued. Some minor spoting to initial pages, light shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Full calf binding with gilt dentelles to beveled edges and inside boards, four bands to spine, gilt decorations and printed ornaments, all edges gilt. 4tol xiv, 560pp. Illus. (b/w plates, mos engravings with tissue guards). Item #6026