Paris: Éditions du Sablier, .
Small quarto. Original publisher's dark ivory wrappers printed in dark green. 1f. (recto half-title, verso publisher's catalogue), 1f. (recto title, verso limitation statement and copyright), 1f. (recto part title, verso blank), -121, [i] (blank), 1f. (recto table of plates, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents, verso blank), 1f. (recto colophon, verso blank).
Illustrative plates include:
I. Beethoven by August Kloeber
II. The last page of a letter from Beethoven to his "Immortal Beloved"
III. Thérèse Malfatti by André Deslignières
IV. Thérèse Brunsvik
V. A view of Karlsbad
VI. Giiulietta Guicciardi, Countess Gallenberg
VII. Bettina Brentano
VIII. Amalie Sebald by André Deslignières
First Edition. Rare. Limited to 100 copies, this stamped "28."
Rolland, a French man of letters and writer on music, authored both a single-volume life and a seven-volume study of Beethoven. "Stressing the importance of intuition rather than reason, of a kind of intuitive penetration into the innermost nature of the creative individual and the time in which he lived, Rolland saw history primarily in terms of the noble, superior soul, of a Beethoven triumphing over every adversity, or Handel as the heroic embodiment of the popular spirit of his age. Because of its universality, its profundity and spontaneity, music, he believed, was often the first to give expression to fundamental changes in society that were then translated into words and only later into actions." Robert Henderson in Grove Music Online.
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