Vienne: Bureau d'Arts et d'Industrie [PN 120], [August 1803]. Folio. Unbound. Violino primo:  (title), 2-12, [ii] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo:  (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola prima:  (blank) 2-10 pp.; Viola seconda:  (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello:  (blank), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Handstamp, "Haydn-Museum der Stadt Wien," to first page of each part. Measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Slightly dampstained at upper margin; some leaves frayed and soiled at margins.
A good copy overall.
First Edition. Rare. Weinmann, Kunst und Industrie, p. 224. WorldCat (1 copy only, at Duke University).
"Weiss, a violist and composer, was was a member of the Schuppanzigh quartet from 1808-1816, "which championed Beethoven's string quartets; he knew [Beethoven] personally... Weiß emerged as the foremost violist in Vienna... His compositions are mostly chamber music. His contemporaries recognized his talent and discipline but reproached him of being too dependant on Beethoven." Barbara Boisits and Othmar Wessely in MGG2. Item #26061
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