København & Leipzig: Wilhelm Hansen [PN 18298], [December 11, 1924]. Folio. Original decorative light green wrappers printed in dark green. [i] (title with photographic waist-length reproduction portrait of the composer within decorative border),  (instructions for performance), 3-20 pp. Notes to foot of p. 3: "Copyright by Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen" to left, "Wilhelm Hansens Nodestik og Tryk, Kjøbenhavn" to right.
Printed note, "Zweite Auflage" to upper left corner of upper wrapper. Publisher's catalogue listing opp. 23 and 24 (the latter also in various arrangements by Felix Greissle) to verso of lower wrapper.
Former owner's signature, "M.F. de R. Nov. 1948. Paris," in ink to head of title. Handstamp, "Magasin de vente Amphion 15. Av. Montaigne-Paris 8," to foot of title.
Browned; stains to verso of lower wrapper.
First Edition, second issue (the first issue was published in November of 1923). Rufer (Eng.) p. 42. Ringer p. 315. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 15-16. "In the second issue, which is billed as such, the portrait drawing on the title has been replaced with a photograph." Website of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna.
The waltz concluding the cycle, first sketched in 1921, is considered the earliest example of Schoenbergian twelve-note composition. Item #24943
Price: $250.00 other currencies