Bonn: Simrock [PN 51], . Oblong folio. Modern half dark blue morocco with black textured paper boards, early decorative cut-paper label with manuscript titling inlaid to upper, spine with titling gilt. 1f. (title), [i] (cast list, table of contents, credits of German translation to "Herrn v. Apell... Intendanten des Hoftheaters zu Cassel," and advertisement), 2-183, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
With overpaste to foot of title: "In Frankfurt am Mayn, bey J. C. Gayl. weissadler-Gasse Lit. F. No. 14."
Occasional annotations (including accidentals and notational corrections; literals in German) in pencil, especially to pp. 88-89 (no. 14), pointing to a performance transposed to E-flat major (instead of E major). Abrasion affecting first measure of p. 9.
Former owner's signature to upper right corner of front endpaper erased, with "S[einem] l[ieben] Karl zu Weihnachten 1912. E." in ink below erasure.
Some soiling and offsetting; most leaves with minor dampstaining and, from page 158, with some holes and tears professionally repaired; small stabholes to upper inner margins.
Published one year after the first edition. Köchel 6 p. 372. Hoboken 11, 111 (later issue, with price "Fl. 9," pointing to a date after 1814). Hirsch IV, 39 (later issue, with price "9 fl.," pointing to a date after 1814, and catalogue to final page). RISM M4192 (not distinguishing among issues).
In the present edition the duet "Spiegarti non poss'io" (K489), composed for the 1786 performance in Vienna, replaces the original 1781 duet "S'io non moro" in act 3. The German text is by David August von Apell (1754-1832). Item #24769
Price: $750.00 other currencies