Leipzig: Fr. Kistner [PN 1900], [after 1861].
Folio. Modern quarter black cloth with original publisher's printed upper wrapper laid down to upper board, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (pictorial title), -4 (text), [i] (blank), 3-203, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text typeset, music engraved. Without price.
With extended title and prices to upper wrapper: "8 Thlr. 30 Ngr." [full score], "4 Thlr. 10 Ngr." [piano-vocal score], "1thlr. 10 Ngr." [choral parts], "8 Thlr." [orchestral parts]. Printer's note to foot of last page of text: "Druck von Breitkopf und Härtel in Leipzig."
Occasional foxing throughout, heavier to some leaves; edges somewhat browned with small stain to lower outer corner; upper wrapper slightly chipped and with small stain to lower outer corner; titling to spine incorrectly lettered.
First Edition, later issue, from the same plates as the first edition of 1852 (the first issue credited the lithographic illustration to Krätzschmer; did not reference the orchestral parts; and had the text printed on three pages only, followed by a blank page). McCorkle p. 478. Hofmann p. 243. CPM Vol. 51 p. 226. Hirsch IV, 918 (erroneously listed as first edition; rendition of text extends over four pages as in the present copy).
Composed in April and May of 1851 and first performed with piano accompaniment at Schumann's home on July 5, 1851; orchestrated in November of that year and first performed publicly in Dusseldorf on February 5, 1852.
Price: $700.00 other currencies