[Hoboken XXI:3, arr.]. Die Jahreszeiten... Clavierauszug zu zwei Händen ohne Worte. Pr. 4 Thlr. [Piano reduction without words]. Joseph HAYDN.

[Hoboken XXI:3, arr.]. Die Jahreszeiten... Clavierauszug zu zwei Händen ohne Worte. Pr. 4 Thlr. [Piano reduction without words]

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 7707], [ca. 1850]. Folio. Original publisher's yellow printed wrappers. [1-2] (title), 99, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Text incipits (in German) as captions. Small publisher's handstamp to foot of title. Publisher's catalogue to verso of lower wrapper: "Chopin's, Henselt's und Thalberg's Pianoforte-Werke" listing works up to Chopin's op. 65 (1848), Henselt's op. 16 (1846), and Thalberg's op. 66 (1850).

Handstamp of "C. Breusing New York 701 Broadway" to foot of upper wrapper and title and that of "Horace Middleton South Millbrook, N.Y." to upper right corner of upper wrapper.

Upper wrapper detached and somewhat soiled and chipped at outer edge. Outer lower corners dampstained; title partially detached.

A later issue of the arrangement first published in ca. 1848. Rare. Not in Hoboken Haydn catalogue or RISM. WorldCat (two copies only, at the Amsterdam University library and at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich).

The company of Charles Breusing, New York, was active from 1854 to 1861.

Horace Middleton (1879-1961) was a British-born musician who served on the faculty of Bennett College from 1919 to the mid-1930s. He was best known for the music he composed for the Greek plays performed at the college. See obituary, Millbrook Round Table, November 23, 1961. Item #25488

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