Leipzig: M. P. Belaieff [PN 1156], [ca. 1902]. Folio. Original gray printed wrappers with titling in Russian and German within decorative border; publisher's catalogue to both sides of lower. Decorative lithographic title in four colors by P. Buek printed to separate bifolium. Violino I: 12 pp.; Violino II: 11, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 11, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 11, [i] (blank) pp. Transfer. Watermark "CGR*8."
Printed dedication to head of title: "Dédié à Mr N. Rimsky-Korsakow." The publisher's catalogue offers editions up to 1902; the most recent item is most probably Vasily Zolotaryov's String Quartet no. 2, op. 6 (1902; PN 2375).
Handstamp of Augener, London, partially illegible, to lower right corner of verso of lower wrapper. Fingering, bowing, and other annotations to violin parts in pencil, with literals in French.
Wrappers detached and frayed at edges. Uniformly browned; slightly frayed at edges.
Second edition, later issue. The first issue of this "Nouvelle Edition" dates from 1894. The year "1890" printed to foot of title and upper wrapper refers to the date of the first edition, also published by Belaieff. As indicated on the title, Belaieff published the score at the same time as the parts, in two different sizes (PNs 290 and 291). Item #25751
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