Leipzig: C.F. Peters [PN 2867I, 2867II], . Folio. Marbled boards with dark red leather title label gilt to spine.
Book I:  (title within decorative border), 2-19, [i] (blank) pp.
Book II:  (title within decorative border), 2-23, [i] (blank) pp.
Binding slightly worn and rubbed. Minor to moderate browning; a few light markings in pencil; small circular publisher's handstamp to foot of both titles; "33" in early manuscript to upper outer corner of title to Book I, "43" to upper outer corner of title of Book II.
First Edition. Rare. Hofmann p. 111. McCorkle pp. 208-209.
"It seems then that Dichterliebe... could be expected to express Schumann's own knowledge of love, with its joys and sorrows, its hopes and fears; and certainly the impression left by the music after repeated hearings is an overwhelmingly personal one. It happens that Heine's poems are the same in essence, if not in flavour. So worldliness is fused with innocence, irony annealed with passion, to make the uniquely bright and indestructible alloy which has been called the most perfect of love-song cycles." Sams: The Songs of Robert Schumann, p. 108. Item #29962
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