Grimm, Herman. Essays on Literature; Ralph Waldo Emerson, France and Voltaire, Voltaire and Frederick the Great, Frederick the Great and Macauley, Albert Dürer, The Brothers Grimm, Bettina von Arnim, Dante and the Recent Italian Struggles. Boston: Cupples and Hurd, 1888. New and Revised. 
Green publisher's cloth, top page edge gilt, binding tight but edge-worn and scuffed with an old ink scribble on front board, 5 1/4 x 8 inches, xii., 297 clean pp. Bookplate has been removed, likely many years ago; frontispiece engraving of Grimm with tidemark in top margin, 1889 owner's signature on ffep; small ding to the closed page edge of the first few leaves. Acceptable. Hardcover.
Professor Herman Grimm (1828-1901), son of Wilhelm Grimm, his father being one of the literary duo the "Brothers Grimm."
Preface by Sarah H. Adams, who wrote, "In this age of dilutions and repetitions the refreshment afforded in turning to the pages of an independent, original thinker is indescribable. Professor Grimm's views on art are especially instructive and elevating; they are not taken from a one-sided artistic standpoint, but from a a vastly higher and broader one - the human standpoint, the value of art in the development of the the mind."
"Grimm's reputation is that of the arch-Romantic, Gründerzeit art historian. He viewed himself as the intellectual successor of Goethe." - wikipedia.