Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 7069], [ca. 1844].
Folio. Quarter mid-brown cloth with paper boards with octagonal paper label titled in manuscript to upper. 1f. (title), -4 (text), 3-133, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text typeset, music engraved.
Handstamp "T. J. Roothaan & Co Muzijkhandel en biblioteek Amsterdam" to foot of title. With rhymed inscription in black ink to head of verso of title: "Der Tandler hatte kein Interessanteres / Drum schick ich dieses und kein Anderes! Haag, im April 1932."
Binding quite worn; spine frayed and partially lacking; last line of manuscript text to label crudely erased. Minor staining and foxing, most noticeable to first leaves. With pencil markings to alto staves in part 3 (pp. 77-83).
First Edition, variant issue, distinguished by differently typeset text. Hofmann p. 115. McCorkle pp. 223-24. Hoboken 15, 93 (with original wrappers). The full score of the work was not published until 1845.
The author of the inscription is unknown; the use of the word "Tandler" suggests that he is from either Austria or Bavaria.
The text of the oratorio was translated from the English original by Emil Flechsig (1808-1878); Schumann made significant alterations.
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