Against fanaticism, hypocrisy, and the arbitrary rule of the powerful

Goethe, [Johann Wolfgang von]. Mahomet. Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen, nach Voltaire.

Tübingen, Cotta, 1802.

8vo. 102 pp. Contemporary yellow wrappers.


First printing of the first edition: Goethe's translation of Voltaire's enlightenment tragedy from 1741, levelled against (Christian) religious fanaticism, hypocrisy, and the bigotry and arbitrary rule of the powerful.

Occasional insignificant brownstaining. A good copy.


Chauvin XI, 244. Hagen 277. Goedeke IV/3, 356, 87. Slg. Kippenberg 377. Fischer 375.