Autograph document signed ("G").
Loan slip: "Seldenus (de Diis Syr[is])".
The English polymath John Selden (John Seldenus, 1584-1654) had published his work on the mythology of the Orient in 1617.
At the time, when Goethe requested this book, he was working on several arcticles for "Kunst und Althertum" (cf. his diary records from October 2 of that year).