Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann [PN 35], [1858-60]. Folio. Modern quarter light tan calf with marbled boards and titling gilt to spine, original publisher's decorative wrappers bound in. 1f. (elaborate pictorial lithographic title by Friedr[ich] Krätzschmer), [iv] (text within decorative border), 3-61, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text typeset, music engraved.
Publisher's catalogue to verso of lower wrapper. Publisher's handstamp, "J. Rieter-Biedermann Leipzig," to foot of title. Printer's notes: "Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig" to foot of last page of text; "Stich und Druck der Röderschen Officin in Leipzig" to lower left corner of first page of music.
Binding very slightly worn and rubbed; lower wrapper detached, dampstained, and slightly defective with loss to text at upper left corner. Slightly worn, foxed, and dampstained, especially at outer margins; tears to two leaves with minor loss.
First Edition, later issue. The first issue was published in October of 1857. McCorkle p. 581 (identifying Johannes Brahms as editor) and 583. Hofmann p. 307. Hoboken 15, 240 (first issue).
The catalogue to the lower wrapper also lists Schumann's op. 142, published in January 1858, but not op. 143, published in February 1860, which allows the dating of the present copy. Item #24812
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