St Pétersbourg: A. Büttner [PN 468.], [ca. 1880]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (series title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Series title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "85c." Printed footnote to last page of music: "Металография А. Битнера. по Невскому проспекту № 22 и 24" [engraved by A. Büttner at 22 and 24 Nevsky Prospekt].
With numerous pencilled fingerings, notational corrections, and other markings.
Slightly soiled and browned; leaves detached.
A later Russian edition. The single copy of a Büttner edition listed in OCLC, at the Biblioteka Narodowa (National Library) in Warsaw (fully digitized, but incorrectly dated "ca. 1860") represents a different engraving (albeit with the same plate number) and includes an earlier version of the series title.
Dated based on the works listed on the series title and by comparison with the Büttner edition in Warsaw (earlier, but not published before 1875 as its series title lists the posthumous "Dernier nocturne" in C-sharp minor first printed in that year).
The "c." in the price probably stands for "copecs" ("kopecks"). Item #23141
Price: $135.00 other currencies