Leipzig-Wien: Universal-Edition [Nr. 5275], . Octavo. Original publisher's printed wrappers. Frontispiece reproduction photographic portrait of Schoenberg smoking a cigarette, -13 (libretto),  (blank),  (part title), 16 (list of singers and instrumentalists), 17 (comment on libretto), 18 (history of composition; letter by Schoenberg), 19-45 (analysis), [iii] (catalogue: "Arnold Schönberg's Werke in der Universal-Edition") pp.
Titling to upper wrapper: "Universal=Edition No. 5275 A. Schönberg Gurrelieder Führer (Kleine Ausgabe) Alban Berg" with publisher's catalogue continued on verso of lower.
The asterisk to the [part] title refers to a footnote on the same page: "Die große Ausgabe des Führers (100 Seiten Umfang) ist unter U.E. Nr. 3695 (Preis M. 2.—) erschienen."
Wrappers somewhat browned.
Later edition (the first edition of the "Kleine Ausgabe") dates from 1914). The most recent item in the publisher's catalogue is the score of the Variations for Orchestra, op. 31, which is reported as "in Vorbereitung"; it was published in June 1929.
Berg arranged the "Kleine Ausgabe," which became the model for his later "thematic analyses" of Pelleas und Melisande, op. 5, and the Kammersymphonie, op. 9, because the original "Führer" to Gurrelieder, conceived for the program of the world premiere in 1913 and subsequently distributed by Universal-Edition, was far too long. Item #24342
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