München/Berlin: Graphik-Verlag, 1915. Octavo. Sewn. Original gray publisher's decorative wrappers with woodcut title and illustration by Max Unold laid down to upper and with table of contents to verso. Paginated 201-16.
With Schoenberg's op. 22 no. 2 ("Alle, welche Dich suchen... Meinen lieben Anton von Webern") to pp. 206-09 notated on three staves, in the manner of a piano-vocal score, with instruments indicated; footnote to first page of music: "Die Veröffentlichung erfolgt mit Zustimmung der Universal=Edition A.S." Except for dynamic and expressive abbreviations, all literals appear in Fraktur.
Illustrated with one full-page original woodcut by Max Unold and two original lithographic illustrations by René Beeh and Werner Schmidt in text; historiated initials. Printed on high quality paper.
With literary contributions by Carl Hauptmann, F.J. Schmid-Noerr, Walther Heymann and Wilhelm Hausenstein.
First Edition. Rare. The edition is not mentioned in Rufer, Ringer, or Tetsuo Satoh. According to the website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, its musical text is "extremely error-strewn." The op. 22 cycle (four songs) was not published in its entirety until 1917.
The dedication to Anton von Webern does not occur in any other extant source of the composition; it was included in a lost autograph (?Stichvorlage) described in Webern's letter to Alban Berg of April 7, 1915.
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