Eichendorff, Joseph Frh. von, German poet and novelist of the later German romantic school (1788-1857). Autograph letter signed ("J. v. Eichendorff").

Berlin, 16 Sept. 1852.

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Not mentioned in Koch; presumably unpublished.

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