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5550. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Quatuor pour 2 Violons Alto & Violoncelle Composé & dédié à son ami Johann Wolfmeier... Oeuvre posthume. Oeuv. 135. No. 17 des Quatuors

Berlin: Ad. Mt. Schlesinger... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger: [Sept. 1827]. First edition, second issue. Engraved folio, in parts [engraved throughout]. [PN] 1444. Vl I: 1f. (title), 2-11 pp; Vl II: 9 pp; Va: 9 pp.; Vc: [1] (blank), 2-8 pp. With printed initials "FJ" to lower right corner of title, possibly those of the engraver. All parts in very fine condition with scattered light foxing and toning, housed in custom green cloth clamshell box. Kinsky-Halm p. 410. Hirsch IV, 412. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 234. Hoboken 2, 528. Read More...

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4327. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Bound Collection of the Middle String Quartets in First Edition

Nicely bound collection of the complete Middle-period string quartets [Opus 59 - 1,2,3; Opus 74; Opus 95], all first editions in score. 4to. Black cloth, half black leather, gilt-stamped and with four raised bands. As follows: Read More...

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4624. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Cabinet Card Life Mask Photograph

19th century cabinet card photograph of the famous life mask by Franz Klein, this image issued by Julius A. Gross of Brooklyn. Trimmed to 10.5 x 16 cm, else fine.

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10681. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)].
Zur Enthüllung des Beethoven-Denkmals in Wien am 1. Mai 1880. Wien. [Program from the unveiling of the Beethoven Monument in Vienna]

Pamphlet, 19.5 x 26.5cm. Vienna, May 1, 1880. 23pp. With contributions by E. Hanslick ("Beethoven in Wien") and L. A. Zellner ("Chronik des Denkmals"), a directory of monetary contributions to the monument's construction, and a listing of the Monument Committee, listing first the name of Johannes Brahms. Toned, a few chips and stains, overall very good. Read More...

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12089. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Sonata quasi una Fantasia / per il Clavicembalo o Piano-Forte / Composta, e dedicata / a Sua Altezza la Signora Principessa / GIOVANNI LIECHTENSTEIN / nata Langravio Fürstenberg / da / Luigi van Beethoven. / Opera 27. No. 1.

In Vienna: presso Gio. Cappi [without address]. [before 1815]. Oblong folio. 13 pp. [PN] 878. Printer: Joh. Schäfer. Price: f. 2. Contemporary ownership signature to lower right of title page of the pianist, Agnes Jagatitsch. Later paper boards with handwritten title plate. Scattered foxing throughout, one small corner margin repair, else fine. Kinsky p. 66. Read More...

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12279. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827) [Hummel, Johann Nepomuk. (1778 - 1837)].
Septet, Op. 20, Grand Septuor de Louis van Beethoven arrangé pour le Pianoforte seul ou avec Accompagnement d'une Flûte, Violon et Violoncelle par J.N. Hummel, Maitre de Chapelle à Weimar et Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur

Leipzig: C.F. Peters. [by 1829]. Upright folio. 31 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1983. Piano part only. Kinsky p. 51, Nachdrücke "e." Outer edge with some bends and nicks, cover rather soiled, else fine throughout.

First German edition of the Hummel arrangement of the work originally composed for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon.


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11834. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831-1907) .
Autograph Letter including a Musical Quotation, to the daughter of George Clinton

An interesting autograph letter written in the third person, from the great Hungarian violinist, dedicatee of the Brahms Concerto and many other works. 1 page, in English, undated. Addressed to Miss Clinton, evidently the daughter of the George A. Clinton (1850 - 1913), eminent British clarinet virtuoso, member of Queen Victoria's private ensemble, and the principal clarinettist for the Philharmonic Society and Crystal Palace. In full: "Mr. Joachim presents his compliments to Miss Clinton and begs to say that it is a great pleasure for him to be of any use to the daughter of the accomplished musician the case...Mr. Clinton. The Sonata he proposed is the one in D: ded: to Salieri / [AMQS of the opening three measures of the Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 12, No. 1] / 33 Lemster Square / Bayswater." Mounting remnants to verso of attached blank second page, otherwise in fine condition.

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10090. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] Kolb, Alois.(1875-1942).
Original Large Engraving, "Der Kuss."

Striking hexagonal engraving, approx. 46 x 46 cm [18 x 18 inches]. Published by the Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst in Wien, 1905. Beethoven-Haus Bonn, B 408. In an unusual hexagonal period frame, updated under UV-Plexi, scattered foxing, mounted, else fine.

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1461. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] Liszt, Franz. (1811-1886).
LISZT CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN - Original 1844 Weimar Broadside Program, "Egmont."

Original program from Liszt's tenure as Kapellmeister at the Weimar Hof-Theater. At the January 27, 1844 performance of Goethe's "Egmont," Liszt conducted the overture and incidental music by Beethoven. As was usually the case, the conductor is not listed on the program, but it has been established that Liszt conducted the present performance.

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11800. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] [Schickh, Johann].
Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode. Zweytes Quartal. - INCLUDING A CONTEMPORARY REVIEW OF BEETHOVEN'S SECOND ACADEMY CONCERT OF MAY 23, 1824 including THE NINTH SYMPHONY

Vienna: Anton Strauss. 1824. Bound collection of the issues numbered 40 - 78, dated April 1 - June 29, 1824. 339 pp, paginated continuously beginning on page 337, with a complete table of contents. Page 579-580 (3. Juni 1824), features the report on "Zweyte musikalische Akademie des Herrn Ludwig van Beethoven" which includes details regarding the second ever performance of the Ninth Symphony. Read More...

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6227. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] Schindler, Anton Felix. (1795 - 1864).
Beethoven in Paris : nebst anderen den unsterblichen Tondichter betreffenden Mittheilungen und einem Facsimile von Beethoven's Hanschrift

Münster: Aschendorff'sche Buchhandlung. 1842. First edition. xii, 178 p. fold. facsim. ; 23 cm. Includes facsimile of an autograph letter from Beethoven to Schindler, dated June or July, 1823 (Brandenburg no. 1687). Original front and rear wrappers affixed to contemporary boards with black cloth spine. Scattered toning, small tear to margin of final page, the facsimile with a number of clumsily repaired tears, else fine. Read More...

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18247. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Grande Simphonie.... Op. 60. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S FOURTH SYMPHONY FIRST EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock. [1823]. First edition.

Octavo. Engraved throughout. Title (v.b.); 1–195 pp. [PN] 2078. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. Small remnants of front wrapper stuck to title page, otherwise an exceptionally clean and fine copy throughout. Kinsky-Halm, 145; Hoboken, 282. Pencil ownership signature from composer Gordon Day on upper right of title page. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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18245. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Sixième Sinfonie Pastorale.... Oeuvre 68. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S PASTORAL SYMPHONY FIRST EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel. [May 1826]. First edition.

Sixième  / SINFONIE / Pastorale / en fa majeur / F DUR / de / Louis van Beethoven / Oeuvre 68. Partition. Octavo. Title lithographed, engraved music. Title (v.b.); 1–188 pp. [PN] 4311. Price given as 3 Thlr. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Light foxing throughout, mostly affecting the margins. Instrumentation lightly written in pencil in unidentified hand on second page, else clean. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. A generally fine copy. Kinsky-Halm, 163; Fuld, 560; Hoboken, 304; Hirsch IV, 311.  Read More...


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18246. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Cinquième Sinfonie.... Oeuvre 67. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH SYMPHONY FIRST EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel. [March 1826]. First edition.

Octavo. Title lithographed, engraved music. Title (v.b.); 1–182 pp. [PN] 4302. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. Somewhat browned with scattered foxing throughout. Small tear along right edge of title page, else fine. Kinsky-Halm, 160; Fuld, 557; Hoboken, 302. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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18249. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
IIme Grande Simphonie... Oeuvre XXXVI. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S SECOND SYMPHONY FIRST GERMAN EDITION (1822)—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Bonna e Colonia: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German edition.

Octavo. Engraved throughout. Title (v.b.); 1–162 pp. [PN] 1973. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. A small number of leaves with slight tears in lower margin, not affecting music; very clean copy with no foxing. Kinsky-Halm, 91; Hoboken 2, 195. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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18251. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Ire Grande Simphonie... Oeuvre XXI. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S FIRST SYMPHONY FIRST GERMAN EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German edition.

Octavo. Engraved throughout. Title (v.b.); [i, ii]; 3–108 pp. [PN] 1953. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. Remnants of original front wrapper remain along left edge of front gutter with some losses to t.p. itself along that side. Price on t.p. has been erased but all other points conform; presumed to have been printed as 'Prix 9 Frs'. Kinsky-Halm, 55; Hoboken 2, 122; Hirsch IV, 258. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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6547. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831-1907).
Large Signed Portrait featuring the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Impressive original large engraving depicting Joachim seated in a three quarter length pose. Published by Casper of Berlin, 1899, and bearing an engraved musical quotation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto in the lower border. Signed by Joachim in pencil with his name alone to the lower border. 14.5 x 20 inches, mounted to 20 x 26 inches overall. Fine. Read More...

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13353. [Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)] [Smart, Sir George. (1776-1867)].
1841 Buckingham Palace Concert Program - THE COPY OF GEORGE SMART

Original program from an orchestral concert given at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 1841, featuring an early performance of Beethoven's Wellington's Victory (Grand Battle Sinfonia) and addressed by hand to the important English conductor of Beethoven's works, George Smart. The program lists works by Beethoven, Cimarosa, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Spohr, concluding with the Grand Battle Sinfonia, which commemorates Wellington's victory at the battle of Vitoria in 1813. Sir George Smart, a guest at this occasion, had been the first to conduct the work in England about 20 years earlier. Printed on p. 1 of a bifolium and addressed to Smart on p. 3. With a significant tear at the fold, a few other small tears, chips, and overall wear, but with the inscription intact; overall in good condition. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.4 x 19.4 cm). Read More...

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13399. Beethoven, Ludwig van 1770-1827.
Siebente Grosse Sinfonie in A dur von Ludwig von Beethoven. 92tes Werk. Vollstandige Partitur. [Full Score]

Vienna: S. A. Steiner. [1816]. First Edition, First Issue. First edition of the Seventh Symphony, preceding the parts issue.  224 pages, 4to (c.24.5 x 20 cms), engraved title and dedication leaf to Moritz von Fries, lithographed music, plate no.2560, unpriced on title.  The prodigy organist William Crotch's signed copy dated August 1827. Later three-quarters morocco gilt, untrimmed. 10 1/4 x 8 inches (26.2 x 21 cm); with engraved title, dedication and pages 2-224 of lithographed music (p. 1 blank). Old dampstain to gutter causing short split to lower gutter margin and affecting first leaves, small paper replacement to lower right corner of title, p. 39, and final leaf, early London bookseller's stamp to title, spotted throughout, the binding rubbed along joints and extremities. [Hoboken 396; Fuld, p.561; Kinsky, p.259; Hirsch IV.346]  Read More...

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11515. Beethoven, Ludwig van 1770-1827.
Trois sonates pour le piano-forte avec accompagnement de violon ... par Louis van Beethoven. Oeuvre 30.

Paris: Janet et Cotelle.. [1828]. Upright folio. Livraison I - III: three volumes bound together in blue marbled boards. Lacking violin part. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1118, 1119, 1120. Blue marbled boards. First and second title pages present but separated, signatures a little loose generally, a few creased pages, generally very good otherwise.

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