Faust Part 1 – Goethe, Brooks (1856) (1st edition)


Faust Part 1 – Goethe, Brooks (1856) (1st edition)


Title: Faust: A Tragedy, translated from the German of Goethe, with notes.

Author: Goethe, Charles T Brooks (trans.)

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1856. First edition of Brooks’ translation. Scarce.

Condition: Original cloth. Rubbing and stains to cover, very slight fraying to spine. Uncut pages. Bleeding to endpapers and to blank fly leaf preceding advertisements at the back. Uncut pages. Tanning to edges and minor foxing to pages. Binding tight. Inscription in pencil to ffep.

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First edition of Charles T. Brooks’ translation of Faust (part 1), where he attempts to translate the original German text into English while keeping to Goethe’s original metres. With notes. Scarce.

About Charles T. Brooks (from Wikipedia):

Charles Timothy Brooks (June 20, 1813 – June 14, 1883) was a noted American translator of German works, a poet, Transcendentalist and a Unitarian pastor.

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he graduated at Harvard in 1832, then studied theology and in 1835 began to preach in Nahant, Massachusetts. He served as a preacher in various New England towns until he became pastor of the Unitarian church in Newport, Rhode Island on June 4, 1837, where he remained until his death in 1883.

In addition to his translations, he published theological writings, contributed to The Dial, a transcendentalist publication, and wrote a biography of William Ellery Channing, another Unitarian minister in Newport, Rhode Island (William Ellery Channing: A Centennial Memory, 1880).