The Waddleton Chronology book of the month - December  2005



Goethe’s Faust, translated by Gérard de Nerval, is beautifully illustrated throughout the text and there are also 66 listed full page framed plates. These woodblock engravings were prepared by F. L. Schmied and colour printed by his son Théo Schmied under his father’s supervision.


This book was only recently added to the Waddleton Collection as 1938.1, here are a few examples of my favourite illustrations.