Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 7834, [after 1872]. Octavo. Modern quarter mid-tan morocco with titling gilt to upper: "Schumann Quartetto Op. 41 N. 1," original dark yellow publisher's printed wrappers bound in. 1f. (title), 1-39, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved.
Text to upper wrapper identical with title; publisher's catalog with prices in Marks and Pfennig to verso of lower.
With handstamp: "E. Grandi Musica Pianoforti Strument[i] [m]usical[i] a]ccesori Piazza Campo Marzio, 3 Roma Telefono 11-444" to lower right corner of upper wrapper and title. Provenance: Small blindstamp of the noted American composer David Diamond (1915-2005) to upper right corner of title with "Roma, Dicembre, 1951" in his autograph to verso of rear endpaper.
Some minor foxing; upper outer corner of upper wrapper and first three leaves slightly creased; small stains and paper imperfection to one leaf; small publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of title.
A very good copy overall.
First Edition, later issue, from plates of the first edition with new title adding price in Marks. Not in Hofmann, McCorkle, or Hoboken.
The first edition, first issue, of all three quartets appeared in 1848. Item #24095
Price: $200.00 other currencies