Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1874. Hardcover. Item #40415
1st edition. Original boards with embellished spine and gilt lettering. 8vo. 214 pages, 29 cm. In English. Emma Lazarus (1849 –1887) was an American poet, writer, and translator from New York City. She wrote the sonnet The New Colossus in 1883, which includes "lines of world-wide welcome". Its lines famously appear inscribed on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, installed in 1903, a decade and a half after Lazarus's death. (Wikipedia, 2018) . No copy appearing at auction in the last 50 years. SUBJECTS: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832. Brion, Friederike-Elisabeth, 1752-1813 -- Fiction. Very good condition. A beautiful copy. (AMR-65-5).