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1258. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Partitions des 6 premiers Quatuors (Oeuvre 18.), pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle ... No.5 [only]

Paris: A Offenbach s/M, chez Jean André. [1829]. First Edition in score. 8vo. 27pp. Lithographed. [PN] 5266. Disbound, gatherings separating including barely attached rear blue wrapper only, tape remnants and stains to corners. Kinsky p.44; Hirsch III.94; Hoboken Vol.2 no 110.


Composed between 1798 and 1800 and modeled directly on Mozart's quartet in the same key (K. 464), the individual parts for Beethoven's String Quartet No. 5 in A major were published in 1801 as opus 18, no. 5. The quartet did not appear in score form until the present publication.


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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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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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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.  Margins slightly trimmed, else fine.  4.1 x 6.3 inches (10.5 x 16 cm.).

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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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9149. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Messe.Missa solennis: für 4 Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester. Op. 123 - INTERESTING PROVENANCE

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [ca. 1862]. Partitur. 259 pp. Engraved. [PN] B. 203. From Breitkopf & Härtel's Gesamtausgabe (Complete Edition), the first collected edition of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, published between 1862 and 1865. Red marbled boards, front board almost completely detached, lacking spine cover and lacking prelims [begins on page 1 of score], first leaf repaired along gutter, general browning throughout, light handling creases lower right corners of most pages, performance markings in graphite, red and blue pencil throughout. The copy of organist and conductor Wilhelm Bergner, with his ownership stamp upper left of first page and presumably his markings. This copy later in the collection of noted American composer and theorist, George Perle (1915 - 2009) and with his ownership stamp on the front free endpage.

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6594. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Vier Arietten und ein Duett (italienisch und deutsch) mit Begleitung des Pianoforte…(Der unterlegte deutsche Text ist von Dr. Chr. Schreiber.) Op.82.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1811]. First edition. Typeset oblong folio, 16 pp. [PN] 1474, printed on pages 3, 5 and 7 only. Kinsky pp.220-22; Hoboken Vol.2, No.360. Read More...

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13726. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grand Quatuor de Violon, composé et arrangé pour le Piano Forte à quatre mains [String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 1]

Bonn and Cologne: N. Simrock. [1824]. First Edition of this arrangement. Beethoven's string quartet Op. 59, no. 1, the first of his "Razumovsky" quartets, arranged for piano four hands. Oblong folio. Lithographed. [Pn] 2119. 39 pp. Closely trimmed, lower right edges with significant handling wear and small losses from turning, else fine.  Arrangement by C.D. Stegman (Kinsky, 142). Read More...

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13728. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
QUATUOR / No. V. / de / van / L. van Beethoven, / arrangé / Pour le Piano-Forte / à quatre mains

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1821]. First edition of arrangement for piano 4 hands. Beethoven's string quartet no. 5 in A major, op. 18, no. 5, arranged for piano four hands. Oblong folio. 24.5 x 33 cm.  Lithographed. [PN] 3221(odd pages only).  Title; Music (2-35 pp.), blank. Scattered foxing throughout especially to early and late pages, light water stain to upper quarter of last 10 pages, closely trimmed along the upper edge without losses to music.   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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13915. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur de Louis van Beethoven AND Sinfonia eroica...dedicata a... il Prince di Lobkowitz.

Bonn: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German Edition of the Full Score. IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur (D Dur) de Louis van Beethoven, Oeuvre XXXVI, Prix 14 Fr. [PN] 1959. Bound together with: Sinfonia eroica composta per festiggare il sovenire di un grand'uomo. Dedicate a sua Altezza serenissima Il Principe di Lobkowitz. Op. 55. No. III. Prezzo 18 Fr:. Partizione. [PN] 1973. Large 8vo (25 x 16 cm). Kinsky/Halm p. 127. [Title]; 162 pp; [title]; [blank]; 231 pp. All engraved. Both titles with traces of pink wrapper, foxed corners, some spotting and soiling, Sinfonia Eroica with some dampstains to inner margin, a larger stain to the last leaf. Contemporary brown half calf, gilt spine, marbled paper covers. Signed on the inside cover by the Swedish composer Adolf Fredrik Lindblad. Read More...

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16352. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Sammelband of Piano, Cello and Violin Sonatas in early editions

Sammelband of early and mostly lifetime Parisian or Mainz editions of four Beethoven piano sonatas, as well as the piano parts for four violin sonatas and two cello sonatas. Engraved throughout, with several title pages signed or stamped by the publishers. Red and brown full leather with gold stamps to the boards and spine. 210 pp. total. Foxing and toning; heavy wear to covers with some repairs; structurally sound and overall very good. 10 x 13 inches. 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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Striking large bronze bust of the great composer with a stern expression, as sculpted by the masterful French artist who was winner of the Grand prix de Rome for sculpture in 1912.  Fine condition, 13.75 inches tall (35 cm.). 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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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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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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Autograph quotation from Beethoven, penned on a small card and signed by the Hungarian mezzo-soprano. Translated from the German, the quotation reads: "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." Matzenauer has signed at the foot and dated Munich, August 1908. Very fine. 3.5 x 2.25 inches (9.3 x 5.7 cm).

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11800. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)] [Schickh, Johann. (1770–1835)].
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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