Boston, New York: Oliver Diston, No. 115 Washington Street; J.E. Gould & Co., .
Folio. Mid-green printed boards. 1f. (recto title, verso preface, with printed date, "Nov. 1842"), -180 pp.
Boards quite worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained; detached; manuscript notes in pencil to front pastedown. Some wear, soiling, and foxing; some edges slightly dusty and frayed.
Early American Haydn imprint.
"There is hardly any doubt in the mind of the average music-lover that Haydn's Oratorio The Creation is, tutto sommato, his greatest single accomplishment, and certainly ranks as one of the greatest products of any eighteenth-century mind. It occupies a central position in choral literature and its composition and first performances were the dominant features of Haydn's life in the late 1790s." Robbins Landon: Haydn Chronicle and Works Vol. IV: Haydn: The Years of 'The Creation' 1796-1800, p. 12.
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