London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
HERDER, Johann Gottfried von (1744-1803). Autograph manuscript of a poem in Spanish ('De Ibero sagrado'), 63 lines, and a parallel German translation ('Vom heiligen Ibero'), unfinished, the German lacking the last few lines and a few words and phrases throughout, 2 pages, 8vo. Provenance: Stargardt sale, 27 June 1990, lot 194; the Albin Schram Collection.
'Vom heilgen Ibero
die schönen Ufer
gaben mit der Tagsfrühe
der Erde Perlen
Es bordern d. Feld
v. Rose Jasmen ...'
Herder is best known for his influence on Goethe and his role in the development of the Romantic movement, but he also published a series of translations towards the end of his life, including a version of El Cid.
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