Own this rare fine treasure of Western culture. "Italienische Reise" (Italian Journey), by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Theis rare antique massive (14" X 9 1/2" X 2 1/2") leather bound edition by Goethe ( German poet, novelist, playwright, courtier, and natural philosopher, one of the greatest figures in Western literature was born in 1749 and died in 1832. This edition was published in 1912 by Leipzig/Iminsel Verlag (publishing house) includes 1at, 2nd, and 3rd Parts; 346 pages and 167 rare prints of original art illustrations and etchings by Goethe himself, Wilhelm Tischbein, J.G. Scutz and others. Before Hemingway's Parisian and Spanish travels inspired "The Sun Also Rises and before Jack Keroac started the Beat Generation with "On the Road:, Goethe's journey throughout Italy from 1786-88 inspired this seminal tome.
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