Autograph letter signed ("J. v. Eichendorff").
Large 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium. With autogr. address.
To the German translator and poet Adolf Böttger (1815-1870), who had sent him his recently published poem "Düstere Sterne". Eichendorff acknowledges Böttger's "rich, poetic talent", but refuses to participate in a lyrical anthology, as he has no suitable poem at hand and is not in the mood to write a ballad.
Adolf Böttger was one of the most highly esteemed English-German translators of the 19th century; his major project was the translation of the complete works of Byron.
Edges slightly frayed, and small clipped section on fol. 2 (not touching text).
Not mentioned in Koch; presumably unpublished.