Document signed ("ergebenst Goethe").
4to. 1 p. on a bifolium. In German.
To the classicist Heinrich Karl Eichstädt, then serving as director of the Philological Seminary at Jena, requesting biographical and bibliographical information: "You would do me a great kindness if you were to provide me with the following notes which I request: Linné - year of birth; dear of death; Hofrat Büttner: year of birth; year of death; Professor Batsch: first name; year of birth; year of death; Rupp's Flora Jenensis: first edition? [...]" (transl.).
All answers, with the exception of the last, are supplied in Eichstädt's own hand. "Flora Jenensis" by the botanist Heinrich Bernhard Rupp was published in 1718.
Occasional light wrinkling, otherwise in excellent condition.
Published in: Sophienausgabe, Vierte Abteilung: Briefe, vol 28: March-December 1817, no. 7711.