An Early Edition of Opus 48

Sechs Lieder von Gellert, am Klavier zu singen. dem Herren Grafen Browne. [Zugeeignet von] Ludwig van Beethoven. [Op. 48.]

In Bonn: bey N. Simrock, [PN 368], [1803?]. Early Simrock edition. Title page without price, plate number and the words “Zugeeignet von” in handwriting. In contemporary cardboard, covered with marbled paper. Morocco title vignette on front panel. 16 p. Friederike Friedmann’s ownership vignette on title page. Binding rubbed. Erroneous list of contents in contemporary hand (probably Friedmann’s) in ink on first free endpaper. Clusters of tiny brown spots on the title page, occasional light stains throughout. Overall in very good condition.

An early Simrock edition (first by Artaria in the same year), of Beethoven’s six settings for Christian Fürtegott Gellert poems. Friederike Friedmann’s copy. Friedmann was an early German translator of Longfellow, Tennyson, Byron, and Scott.

Price: €3,000.00

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