Elberfeld bei F.W. Arnold. London bei Graue & Co. [PN A. 356-358], [after December 1853]. Folio. Unbound. Original publisher's printed wrappers. Uniform title within decorative border printed in dark blue; uniform table of contents printed within black decorative border. Vol. 2: 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 4-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Vol. 3: 1f. (title), 4-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Vol. 4: 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents), 4-17, [i] (blank) pp. Second printed pagination to lower outer corners of all pages, continuous for the complete set (14-47; unnumbered pages not included). Title lithographed, upper wrappers, table of contents, and music engraved. Wrappers carry a price of "22 1/2 Sgr." to each volume, price to title is "Th. 2. 10 Sgr."
Titling to upper wrapper includes contents of all four volumes; the respective volume is identified by underlining in red pencil. Each volume includes five pieces with numbering continuous from 6 to 20. Title, table of contents, and upper wrapper all with inclusive plate numbers "355-358." All sections of the volume with dates of composition printed below caption titles; plate numbers of respective volumes printed to foot of all pages of music.
Early owner's oval handstamp to lower right corner of table of contents of Vol. 2: "Pickler Bódog;" additional owner's handstamp to upper right corner of title of Vols. 3 and 4: "Helene v. Neuman."
Wrappers (Vols. 2 and 3 dark pink, Vol. 4 green) slightly worn, soiled, stained and frayed, those to Vol. 2 partially detached. Minor foxing; some bleeding and offsetting; printed from plates with cracking.
First Edition of Vols. 2-4; Vol. 1, containing pieces 1-5, lacking. Hofmann p. 273. McCorkle pp. 529-30. Hoboken 15, 219 (complete set but without wrappers).
The present work is a compilation of pieces dating mostly from the years 1832 to 1845, some of them originally intended for other cycles. See McCorkle, p. 526. Item #24141
Price: $500.00 other currencies