Profusely illustrated commemorative album on the occasion of Mozart’s centennial, 1856
[W. A. MOZART]; Joh. Friedr. KAYSER, Ed.: MOZART-ALBUM. Festgabe zu Mozart’s hundertjährigem Geburts-Tage, am 27. Januar 1856. [Commemorative edition on the occasion of Mozart’s 100th birthday]. With 5 lithographic plates on 3 plates. Hamburg: 1856.
[Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART]; Joh[ann]. Friedr(ich) KAYSER, Ed.: MOZART-ALBUM. Festgabe zu Mozart's hundertjährigem Geburts-Tage, am 27. Januar 1856. [Commemorative edition on the occasion of Mozart's 100th birthday]. Frontispiece with lithographed portrait of Mozart, 5 further lithographies by J.[ohann] P.[eter] Lyser on 3 plates, as well as 52 pages with musical scores. Hamburg: Trupp (Kayser) 1856.
Quarto. [4 not num. leaves (frontispiece, title, preface, table of contents)], 136 pages. Lithography, letterpress, bound in contemporary pink cloth with gilt embossed, ornamental title and printed on thin machine paper with marbled cut.
Rare FIRST EDITION of this commemorative volume on the occasion of Mozart's centennial, with biographical essays, large lithographies depicting Mozart's portrait, scenes from his life (Haydn visiting Mozart) and operas (e.g. Don Giovanni), as well as an appendix with musical scores.
Condition: Cover somewhat stained, bottom of spine with one tear, some pages slightly finger-stained, otherwise very well preserved.
Reference: Rümann, 19ct., 1297