Titolo: Quartetten für 2 Violinen, Bratsche und ...
Casa editrice: Breitkopf & Härtel; Fr. Hofmeister, (1851ff.), Leipzig
Data di pubblicazione: 1851
Legatura: Hard Cover
Condizione libro: Very Good
Edizione: First Edition.
Hardcover. Octavo. First editions, later printings of the complete 7 works for string quartet, in full score. No. I, Op. 13 [sic] published by Hofmeister, and the rest by Breitkopf & Haertel, Leipzig, 1851.  score pages (47; 39; 44; 48; 55; 41; 35). Lithographed title pages. Engraved scores. First edition plates of 1840-43 and 1851: pl. 6629 (Op. 13), pl. 2543 (Op. 12), pls. 6371-6373 (Op. 44, Nos. 1-3), pl. 8300 (Op. 80), pl. 8304 (Op. 81). Apparently B & H reprinted a complete set of the scores soon after the first issue, in 1851, of the last of these works. Issued separately in paper wraps, and bound later in this one octavo volume: quarter-cloth with (worn) leather spine label ("Quartetten von Mendelssohn"), the boards covered with the light-blue wraps of Quartett No. III. Pages uniformly trimmed. No wraps bound in. Light rubbing at board edges, otherwise in Fine condition. 3 scores stamped "Scharfenberg & Luis" (N.Y.C. publishers and importers of music, 1845-1866). -- The first edition scores (whether of first or later printings) rarely offered for sale, and scarce in library collections: no complete sets in CPM, BNF, BSB, ONB/Hoboken, or NUC and OCLC. The earliest collected editions date from 1875 or later. -- Cf. Cooper, "F.M.B." (2001); B & H, "Thematisches Verzeichniss. . . ." (pl. 6925; n.d., but after 1851). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice inventario libreria 001647
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