London: Patey & Willis [PN A.P.S. 2826e and i], [ca. 1892]. Folio. Plain blue boards with cut paper label to upper titled in manuscript "A. Forte 2 kleine Capricen." [i] (decorative title printed in blue), 2-3, [i] (blank), 1f. (title printed in blue), 3-5, [i] (blank) pp. With printed dedications to head of first page of music of each piece: "Herrn Emil Liebling gewidmet" and ""Frau Helen Hopekirk gewidmet."
The two titles are identical; number and price of the respective piece have been underlined in red pencil. With printed notes to head of title: "Played with immense success on his American Tour by J. Paderewski"; below imprint: "Copyright 1892 by Arthur Schmidt"; and to foot: "Printed in Germany by Henry Litolff."
Handstamp of "Paul North" to upper board and front endpaper; handstamp, "E. Walcot & Co. Musical Instrument Warehouse, Circus Road, St. John's Wood, N.W.," to lower right corner of title. Manuscript annotation in blue ink to head of title: "Zürich M F de R 20 octobre 1984."
Binding slightly worn and bumped; reinforced at spine. Fingerings in pencil to first piece; some guarding at gutters.
Not listed in any major library catalogue. Titelauflage of two excerpts from Foote's Nine Études, op. 27, based on plates of Schmidt's first edition of 1892.
Schmidt had published both the complete cycle (as "Études") and the two individual pieces (as "Caprices"). The numbers "V" and IX" and the opus numbers in the composer's credits to the first page of each piece have been deleted; pagination is new. There was another Titelauflage, also undated, by Chappell & Co. in London. Item #25218
Price: $20.00 other currencies