Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); removed; 21pp. Faint vertical fold, light foxing, margins trimmed affecting author inscription else Very Good and sound. Inscribed in pencil at head of p. : "G.W. Haven from the Author."
Lecture delivered by the instructer in German at Harvard University during which he recites in the original German (reprinted here), Goethe's poem "Der Erlkönig." Of this piece Bokum argues that it "will suffice to persuade my hearers that the German language is not without euphony, that it admits of a great degree of expression, and that in point of pronunciation it does not present any great difficulty to the American student, since there are but very few elementary sounds to be acquired in addition to those which he already possesses in his own language" (p. 13). Uncommon.