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BEETHOVEN LUDWIG VAN (1770-1827).

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Messa a quattro Voci coll' accompagnamento dell' Orchestra... Drey Hymnen für vier Singstimmen mit Begleitung des Orchesters... 86s Werk (Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel, [1812]); an oblong, folio-sized volume (26.5 x 35 cm) of 107-[1] pages, with original blue paper cover (upper cover printed Messe von L. v. Beethoven, with ms price), in antique paperback (small marginal tears repaired on pp. 71-74, marginal ink stain from p. 59 onwards). printed Messe von L. v. Beethoven, with ms price), in antique hardback (small marginal tears repaired on pp. 71-74, marginal ink stain from p. 59, a few tiny holes, marginal split on p. 106; ownership stamps; worn hardback and spine). Rare first edition of the Mass in C, the first of Beethoven's two Masses. Engraved edition, each plate bearing the quotation no. 1667. [Hoboken 374]. Dedicated to Prince von Kinsky, it is divided into three parts entitled "Erster [Zweyter, Dritter] Hymnus" (pp. 3, 39, 71). Original state of pp. 92-93 (beginning of the Agnus Dei); "Anmerkung" for p. 71 on verso of p. 107.

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