Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 8347, . Octavo. Early half dark red calf with marbled boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with titling gilt. 1f. (title), 193, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title; ownership signature in black ink of Florence Bertha Thomas dated February 1863 (or 1868?) to front free endpaper; two additional dates in the same hand to front pastedown, possibly referring to performance dates.
Binding rubbed; lower portion of upper hinge slightly cracked. Occasional very light foxing.
First Edition of the Italian Symphony. Hoboken 10, no. 284. Catalog of the Mendelssohn Papers in the Bodleian Library, Oxford III, no. 734. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig catalog, no. 152. Wehner MWV, pp. 225-226, no. 16. Muller-Reuter I p. 73. Fuld p. 556.
Mendelssohn finished his Italian Symphony in Berlin, on March 13, 1833, conducting its first performance in London on May 13, 1833, at a London Philharmonic Society concert. The first edition of the full score was not published until after the composer's death. Item #26616
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