Berlin: J. Guttentag (D. Collin), 1872.
Octavo. Original publisher's full blindstamped maroon cloth with titling gilt to upper, spine with titling and decorative stamping gilt, marbled edges. 1f. (recto blank, verso fine bust-length portrait of Mendelssohn engraved and printed by Weger, Leipzig), 1f. (recto title, verso colophon), 2ff. (foreword to the first and second editions), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), -320 pp. With occasional musical examples. issue-guard to frontispiece.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped; head and tail of spine slightly frayed; endpapers slightly worn and soiled; handstamp "Groethuysen" to upper outer corner of free front endpaper and following leaf. Minor wear and browning; some leaves slightly creased.
A German writer on music and composer, Reissmann edited the Musikalisches Conversations-Lexikon, an important reference on 19th century music, following Hermann Mendel's death in 1876.
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