[German Romanticism reaches England.] Count Benyowsky, or the Conspiracy of Kamtschatka, a Tragi-Comedy, in Five Acts, [by A. von Kotzebue] Translated from the German by Rev. W. Render, Teacher of the German Language in the University of Cambridge.

[August von Kotzebue (1761-1819)] Rev. W. Render, Teacher of the German Language at the University of Cambridge
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Cambridge: Printed for the Authour, [sic] and sold by J. Deighton, and J. Nicholson; also by W. H. Lunn, no. 332, Oxford Street, and T. Conder, Bucklersbury, London. 1798.

[3] + 210pp, 8vo. Disbound, and wrapped in brown paper. A tight copy, on aged and spotted paper, with small closed tear to title-leaf, which also has manuscript misidentification of the author as 'J Kotz[...]' in one margin. There is no copy of this first edition at Cambridge University Library, and the only two copies found on COPAC at Leeds and the British Library. The same year saw a 'Second edition, with an elegant frontispiece', published in London and 'printed for W. J. and J. Richardson; J. Harding; Shepperson and Reynolds; H. D.

Almanach Dramatischer Spiele zur geselligen Unterhaltung auf dem Lande von A. von Kotzebue. Zweiter Jahrgang. [with 6 hand-coloured plates]

August von Kotzebue [G. M. Kraus, artist]
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1804. Berlin bei F. T. de La Garde.

12mo (leaf and plate dimensions 115 x 80 mm): [ii] + 247 pp + 6 hand-coloured engravings. Good, on lightly aged and spotted paper, in heavily worn original boards, with ink stain on back board. The plays included are: [1] Das Urtheil des Paris; [2] Die Tochter Pharaonis; [3] Ruebezahl; [4] Incognito; [5] Die Uhr und die Mandeltorte; [6] Sultan Bimbambum. Engraved title and six whimsical hand-coloured engravings by Mueller from the designs of the Frankfurt artist G. M.

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