Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann [PN 35], [October 1857]. Folio. Modern quarter tan calf with marbled boards and gilt titling to spine. 1f. (elaborate pictorial lithographic title by Friedr[ich] Krätzschmer), [iv] (text within decorative border), 3-114, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text typeset, music engraved.
Publisher's handstamp, "J. Rieter-Biedermann Leipzig," to foot of title. Printer's note "Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig" to foot of last page of text. Annotation in pencil to upper right corner of p. 93, "3 Schläge" (3 beats). Parentheses in pencil to part of second trombone to pp. 107-8.
Minor foxing; title slightly trimmed at outer edge; final blank leaf lacking; other minor defects.
First Edition, first issue. McCorkle p. 581 (identifying Johannes Brahms as editor) and 583. Hofmann p. 307. Hirsch IV, 919. Item #24816
Price: $900.00 other currencies