(Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb)The Messiah. With the most gracious lmperial Liberty. Altona, Johann David Adam Eckhardt, 1780. 3 sheets, 673 p., 1 sheets, 7 p., 4 sheets 8° Beautiful Maroquin binding currently with gold fillets and floral corner fleurons, green RTitel and rich R-gilding. Ex Libris Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild. - Goedeke IV/1, 166, 6th - Second of three published Altonaer Druck from 1780, announced as last hand edition. The complete Messiah with the 20 songs. Since 1748, with the publication of the first three hymns, Klopstock worked on the heroic epic which Herder called "nächst Luther's Bible translation the first classical book of our language" (cf. KLL). With the list of subscribers at the end, which lists many celebrities of the time. - Beautiful decorative bindings with gilt edges.