Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 1866 II and 1866 III], . Oblong folio. 19th century quarter dark tan calf with marbled boards, dark green oval leather title label with titling gilt within decorative gilt border to upper. 1f. (title, with "Personen" to verso),  (contents), 2-81, [i] (blank); 51, [i] (blank); 63, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout. With overpaste of the 19th century Amsterdam dealer Theune & Comp. to foot of title.
Early signature of C.L. Fischer to title, possibly the Hanovian composer and Kapellmeister Carl Ludwig Fischer (1816-1877), with "Aus dem Nachlass Fischer's gekauft [?]Carl Herner" [purchased from Fischer's estate] below in a contemporary hand and with Fischer's signature again to p. 17 of the second act. Small publisher's handstamp and additional price of "f 4.30" in pencil to title.
Slightly worn, foxed and stained.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; foot of spine slightly chipped.
First Edition. Scarce. Göthel p. 364. Worldcat (6 copies in the U.S.).
First performed at the Hoftheater in Kassel on March 24, 1825 to a libretto by Georg Döring (1784-1859). Item #26109
Price: $375.00 other currencies