Autograph letter signed ("Goethe").
4to. ½ p. on blue paper (Watermark: crowned coat of arms of Saxony in wreath with antiqua initials "JGH").
Notice of receipt for writing materials: "Von herzoglicher geheimer Canzlei einige Schreibmaterialien erhalten zu haben bescheinige [...]". At the time Goethe was working on his last novel "Elective Affinities" that would be published the same year and on his "Theory of Colours", published the following year.
With traces of folding. Well preserved.