Lewes, George Henry. The Story of Goethe's Life. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1878.
Green publisher's cloth, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, spine titles bright gilt, binding very good with slight wear at spine ends & corner tips. Dark green end papers, frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, 406 clean pp., tight. Very good. Hardcover. 
Abridged from the author's Life and Works of Goethe, with the Life presented without the scholarly critical analysis of Goethe's German literature. "I have detached from my Life of Goethe a continuous narrative, which will present the outward events of an ever-memorable career, and indicate the leading characteristics of an immortal genius." - Preface.