Leipsic: Breitkopf et Härtel, . Oblong folio. 19th century marbled boards.  (title), 2-124 pp. (bifolia numbered 1-31). Typeset throughout. Text in Latin.
Small circular publisher's embossed stamp to foot of title. Early manuscript annotations in pencil, red crayon and occasionally red ink, including instrumental cues, and with additional music added in pencil to p. 121.
Binding moderately worn and rubbed; lacking fron free endpaper. Slightly soiled; light to moderate foxing.
First Edition. Rare. WorldCat (3 copies only). RISM K1822 (one copy only in the U.S.).
The Missa pro defunctis was among the earliest of Kozlowski's large scale works, commissioned by King Stanislaw August of Poland and performed at his funeral in St. Petersburg in February of 1798.
"The leading St Petersburg publishing house Gerstenberg and Dittmar issued more music by Kozłowski than by any other single composer in the period before 1800, indicating the popularity of his works and the important role he played in the early development of keyboard music in Russia." Nigel Yandell in Grove Music Online. Item #26484
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