Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 3041], .
Folio. Disbound.  (title), 2-17, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
With overpaste of Magazyn van Muziek en Instrumenten von L. Plattner, Rotterdam.
Signature, "B. [?]P. Manus," to upper right corner of title. Occasional fingering in pencil.
Slightly soiled and browned; minimally foxed; spine frayed; small stains to title; stain to lower margin of final blank page; signature very slightly trimmed.
First German edition, first issue. Rare. Wehner Sammeldruck 5 (individual pieces listed as U86, U80, U89, U73, U90, U78). Not in the Catalogue of the Mendelssohn Papers in the Bodleian Library Vol. III. The first edition was published by Novello in London in 1832.
Two collections of works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy were published with this opus number by different publishers: the present Lieder ohne Worte and six songs published in Leipzig by Breitkopf & Härtel in 1833. Beginning with the complete edition by Rietz (1874-1877), scholarship has assigned "op. 19a" to the songs and "op. 19b" to the Lieder ohne Worte, contradicting chronology.
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