Vienna: Ant. Diabelli e Co., [PN] D. et C. No. 2819, [January 1828]. Oblong folio. Marbled wrappers. [i] (title), 2-11, [i] blank pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "45 x C M." Printed note to foot of page 2: "Diese[!] unter L. v. Beethovens Nachlasse vollendet vorgefundene Capriccio ist im Manuscripte folgender Massen betitelt: Die Wuth über den verlornen Groschen, ausgetobt in einer Caprice."
Spine of outer bifolium reinforced with marbled paper; spine of wrappers reinforced with matching dark green tape. Title browned; lower margin imperfectly trimmed; final leaf creased at upper right outer corner with very slight loss to lower right blank corner; one signature loose.
First Edition. Kinsky pp. 390-91. Hoboken 2, 514 (with watermarks not found on present copy). Hirsch IV, 401. Beethoven-Haus (C 129/1 and copies in the H.C. Bodmer and van der Spek collections).
The correct title of the work is "Alla Ingharese quasi un Capriccio." Its popular title, "Rage over a Lost Penny," is spurious; the title in the manuscript is not in Beethoven's hand. Composed between 1795 and 1798, the capriccio was published only after Beethoven's death. Item #23013
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