Moscou: P. Jurgenson [PN 6523], [not before 1889]. Folio. Unbound. Original wrappers.  (lithographed title), 2-45, [i] (blank) pp. Caption title in Russian and Italian.
Imprint lists Mackar & Noël as Paris agents. Publisher's catalogue, "Oeuvres pour le piano de P. Tschaïkowsky," to verso of lower wrapper.
With signature and date, "Aug 1938," to upper right corner of upper wrapper.
Wrappers worn, soiled, and chipped at edges; reinforced with paper tape at spine. Slightly worn; light uniform browning.
Probable First Edition (?later issue) of this arrangement. Rare. Not in WorldCat. KVK (one copy only, at the Russian State Library, Moscow).
According to ČW (p. 334), there are two editions of the Third Suite arranged by Tchaikovsky for piano duet, published in 1885 and 1890; a separate edition of the Thême et Variations (final movement) is not listed. The absence of any further details (plate numbers, title transcriptions, pagination, etc.) from ČW makes it impossible to determine which of the two editions is represented by the present copy. The plate number of the present edition can be safely dated to 1885, but Mackar & Noël did not become Jurgenson's Paris agents until 1889, and Jurgenson occasionally published new editions under an old plate number. Item #26818
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