Goethe’s Works [Goethes Werke] (page 1/3)


Title: Goethe’s Works [Goethes Werke]

Author: Dünker, H. (Ed.)

City: Stuttgard and Leipzig

Date: 1882

Total items: 22

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Titlepage from Works of Goethe]

Titlepage from Works of Goethe

Goethe’s Works, Illustrated by prime German artists; Edited by H. Dünker; First Volume. Stuttgart & Leipzig, [printed by] Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, formerly Ed. Hallberger. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial ``A'' with girl and roses]

Decorative initial “A” with girl and roses

A beautiful girl stands on, and holds, a ros biar. She has flowers in her hair and carries a flower-basket. A fancy capital letter ‘A’ is in the top right. This is [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Bucolic scene from a glade in a forest.]

Bucolic scene from a glade in a forest.

A young man, topless and bare-legged, sits on a rock in a forest and dangles his feet as he plays a pipe or recorder. His dog is by his side. In the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``B'' with boy and book]

Decorative initial letter “B” with boy and book

This decorative initial letter B was used as a drop cap alongside a poem. It features an open book with a quill pen, old-fashioned spectacles scrollwork, roses, fruit, a styilized su with rays shoning down upon an almost-naked boy with [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative Initial letter E]

Decorative Initial letter E

A German Fraktur letter “E” used as an inital drop cap, with a winged putti or cherub holding a ribbon tied to a branch over a Janus, ot two-faced head. [more...] [$]

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Pictures from the First Volume of Goethes Werke, or the Works of Johann Wolfgang von Göthe [Goethe], illustrated by leading German artists, edited by H. Dünker, Stuttgart & Leipzig, printed by Deutsche Verlagsamstalt (formerly Ed. Hallberger).

These scans were kindly sent to me by Alexey Dombrovsky. Since German copyright, sa I understand it, is life plus 90 years for identified works, some of these images may in fact be under copyright; I have tried to identify the artists from their signatures where I can. Works by Adolf Schill (1848 – 1911) are now out of copyright, as are works by Franz Xavier Simm (1853 – 1918), and unidentfied works are probably out of copyright.

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