Berlin=Lichterfelde, Verlag Dreililien (Richard Birnbach): [PN 624], [1945-62]. Octavo. Original publisher's wrappers with titling within decorative border. 1f. (title), 3-80 pp. Printed note to lower right corner of p. 80: "Fotodruck Arno Brynda. Berlin W 35."
Wrappers slightly soiled, lower creased at upper outer corner; several leaves creased at corner; small bookseller's label to lower left corner of verso of upper wrapper, partially removed.
First Edition, later issue. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 26-27. Ringer p. 312. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 5-6. Richard Birnbach purchased Verlag Dreililien in 1934. In light of the fact that Schoenberg's music was banned in Nazi Germany, it can be safely assumed that the present edition dates from after 1945; the printer's address with its "Berlin W 35" confirms the fact that this copy was printed before 1962.
"The musical text remains unchanged in all later editions [by Universal Editions, 1912-24]. This also applies to the editions issued by Richard Birnbach after the Second World War, which even return to the original white wrappers; however, some marks, especially dots, have been worn from multiple printing to the extent that they are hardly visible anymore." Website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna. Item #24199
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