[Hoboken I:85-86, 88, 94-96, 99-104]. Symphonien in Partitur. [Full score]. Joseph HAYDN.

[Hoboken I:85-86, 88, 94-96, 99-104]. Symphonien in Partitur. [Full score]

Berlin u. Breslau: Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PNs 181-192], [1847-1866]. 12 volumes. Octavo. Uniformly bound in brown cloth-backed textured dark brown paper boards with initials "E.M." to lower right corner of upper, gilt titling and ornaments to spines.

No. 1 (= Hoboken I:104): [1-2] (title), 3-118 pp.
No. 2 (= Hoboken I:102): [1-2] (title), 3-106 pp.
No. 3 (= Hoboken I:94): [1-2] (title), 3-108 pp.
No. 4 (= Hoboken I:103): [1-2] (title), 3-116 pp.
No. 5 (= Hoboken I:100): [1-2] (title), 3-122 pp.
No. 6 (= Hoboken I:101): [1-2] (title), 3-132 pp.
No. 7 (= Hoboken I:88): [1-2] (title), 3-94 pp.
No. 8 (= Hoboken I:95): [1-2] (title), 3-91, [i] (blank) pp.
No. 9 (= Hoboken I:99): [1-2] (title), 3-126 pp.
No. 10 (= Hoboken I:96): [1-2] (title), 3-106 pp.
No. 11 (= Hoboken I:85): [1-2] (title), 3-102 pp.
No. 12 (= Hoboken I:86): [1-2] (title), 3-127, [i] (blank) pp.
Engraved. Foreign agents listed in imprint: Brandus, Paris; Ewer & Comp., London; Scharfenberg & Luis, New York.

Incipits of all 12 symphonies to title pages of vols. 2-3, 5, and 8-12, with subscription prices in Reichsthaler. On title pages of vols. 1, 4, 6, and 7, incipit staves from no. 8 left blank; filled staves and prices next to them are the same as in vols. 2-3, 5, and 8-12. Title pages are othersie identical. Publisher's blindstamp to title of vols. 1, 3, 4, 6-8, and 10.

Caption title "Symphonie" without number through vol. 7; no. 8 with arabic numeral; nos. 9-12 with roman numerals. Caption credits to "J. Haydn" to nos. 8 and 10-12. Publisher's note "Ed. Bote & G. Bock, Berlin" printed at lower right corner of first page of music from vol. 9 on. Notational correction in pencil to p. 108 of no. 6. Bindings slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spines of vols. 1, 3, and 12 lacking; small stains to vol. 6.

A complete set, including first editions in full score, of Hoboken I: 88, 96, and 100, various issues. Hoboken Haydn catalogue III, pp. 17-18 ("Coll. Sy. 5"), with title conforming to the latest of the three given by Hoboken; the imprint allows for dating between 1847 (opening of the Breslau office) and 1866 (liquidation of Scharfenberg & Luis). Hoboken collection catalogue 6: 175 (vol. 11, with mispagination, dated "um 1853"), 234 (vol. 8, misdated "um 1839"), 238 (vol. 10, mislabeled "Erstdruck" and misdated "1839"), 279 (vol. 2, earlier issue with incipits for nos. 1-7 only misdated "1839"), 294 (vol. 1, later issue with incipits for all 12 numbers).

The first issues were announced in 1839, and the plate numbers reserved at the same time. Publication, however, seems to have stretched over many years: the first six volumes are listed in Hofmeister 1852, vol. 7 in Hofmeister 1860, and the final five in Hofmeister 1868.

The differences in printing quality suggests that vols. 7-12 are first (or early) issues and vols. 1-6 later issues; in vols. 2, 3, and 5, the later issue is confirmed by the presence of all twelve incipits on the title page.

The monogram "E.M." cannot be identified, but it is possible that it stands for Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929), the initiator of the first complete edition of Haydn's works.

A well-preserved set.

Together with:
[Hoboken I:97] Symphonien von Joseph Haydn. Partitur... No. 7 C dur... Pr. 1 Thlr. 10 Ngr. [Full score]. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 9055], [ca. 1855]. Octavo. Black cloth-backed gray boards with blank label to spine and upper. 1f. (title), 59, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Handstamp of "Karl Schwager Musikalienhandlung u. Antiquariat Wien" to title. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped with portions of cloth spine lacking; front endpaper detached. Somewhat browned; minor blue and graphite pencil markings to title; some pages guarded; pp. 5-16 lacking.

First Edition, most probably first issue. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 196 and III, p. 19 (Coll.Sy.7b; there, date is given as "1855/58"). Hoboken collection catalogue 6, 243. Not in Hirsch or RISM.

The list of symphonies on the title page includes nine numbers. The first six scores (Hoboken I: 93, 94, 99, 101, 203, 104) were published in Haydn's lifetime and reissued in 1854. The present number was the first of another six symphonies (Hoboken I: 86, 95, 98, 100, and 102), completed by 1858. The fact that the list on the title ends with "no. 9" and not with "no. 12" allows the dating of the present copy to the short time before the new set was complete. Item #25527

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