Paris: Maurice Schlesinger [PNs M.S. 3487, 3488], . Folio. Disbound. Two volumes with identical titles and page count: 1f. (title within decorative border by A. V[ialon]), [i] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Caption title to no. 1: "F. Chopin. Op. 48. 13.e et 14.e Nocturnes."; to no. 2: the same but without the period after "Chopin." Brandus et Cie facsimile signature handstamp to lower right corner of title. The plate number of no. 2, 3488, does not appear on either title.
Dampstaining to upper outer and lower inner corners; Vol. 1 slightly foxed; handstamp to Vol. 2 trimmed.
First French edition. No. 1: second issue. Grabowski-Rink 48/1–1a-Sm. No. 2: unrecorded (third) issue, between Grabowski-Rink 48/2–1a-Sm (caption title without period between "Chopin" and "Op. 48" but continued "Deux Nocturnes") and 48/2–1b-Sm (caption title as in no. 1 of present copy). Chomiński-Turło pp. 146 (erroneously described as first issue). Kobylańska p. 109. Hoboken 4, 387 and 388. Item #24882
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