Goethe's Secret Revelation and the Riddle in Faust by Rudolf Steiner. c. 1980 by Tristmegistus Press. "First Published by Publ. Co." with no additional printings listed. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" 135 page hardcover with no dust jacket. Bright gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover and spine. Light cover edge wear on cover tips and top and bottom of the spine. Small previous owner name and address sticker inside each front and back covers. Abrasion inside front cover from removal of a price sticker. Ink marks (ball point pen): 1 1/2 lines of preface and two words on page 11 underlined, and single check marks in the magins of pages 14 and 15. An incidental ball point pen mark on the leading edge of the page block. No other previous owner markings. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. sHJ21a
"Steiner's message, like Goethe's Faust, is devided into two parts, the outer and the inner worlds, the exoteric and the esoteric. The first section deals with the fullfillment of worldly desires at the cost of the soul. The second part deals with Faust's redemption through understanding altruistic beauty, compassion and Love. The lesson Steiner brings to this work is that the inner side of life must balance the outer world for harmonious growth to take place." -from the publisher's preface for Goethe's Secret Revelation.