Wien: Verlag der k.k. priv. Chemie=Druckerey des S: A: Steiner und Comp. [PN 2695], . Folio. Unbound. Violino 1mo:  (title), 2-7,  (blank) pp.; Violino 2do: 4 pp.; Viola: 4 pp.; Violoncello: 4 pp. Lithographed. The publisher's numbers to the title, "2694-96," refer to a series of three quartets by Call, of which this is the second.
Early owner's signature in ink to title ("Schle..."); measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Slightly to moderately foxed; some soiling; edges browned.
First Edition. Weinmann, Senefelder-Steiner-Haslinger I, p. 151. RISM CC72aI, 191 (2 copies only, at the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek and the Wienbibliothek). Additional copies in German and Swiss libraries; one copy in the U.S., at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
"[Call] was employed as a liquidator’s assistant in the Vienna court treasury and was active as a guitarist and composer, his works appearing in the Viennese publishing houses from 1802. His instrumental works suited the tastes and demands of amateur musicians who wanted pleasant chamber music that could be performed easily. Apart from songs with guitar or piano accompaniment (in a few cases, with string or wind accompaniment), he wrote collections of male choruses which contributed significantly to the early history of the genre." Alois Mauerhofer in Grove Music Online. Item #25675
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