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Lot 195: ABT, FRANZ. Group of 4 Autograph Musical Manuscripts Signed, each with holograph lyrics and title, in German, and with a holograph titl

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by Swann Auction Galleries

01 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: ABT, FRANZ. Group of 4 Autograph Musical Manuscripts Signed, each with holograph lyrics and title, in German, and with a holograph title-page Signed, in German, bound together into a book. The holograph title-page: "Dein Bild / Ged[icht] von Reinhard Otto / . . . Franz Abt." The first, "Dein Bild" [op. 425]. 6 pages. The second, "Serenade" [op. 425, lyrics by Theodor Gesky]. 4 pages. The third, "Am Grabe" [op. 364?], additionally dated and signed at end: "New York, 27 Mai [18]72." 1 1/2 pages. The fourth, another "Am Grabe," additionally dated above first bar, "New York, 27 Mai." 1 page. Each signed at upper right above first bar, each notated on three-stave systems except the fourth, which is on four-stave systems. Inscribed on front blank by music publisher Julius Lee to collector H. Hessenbruch in Philadelphia, November 23, 1872. Folio, flexible boards, morocco spine mostly perished; scattered notes in unknown hands, each line of lyrics accompanied by a line in copyist's hand, moderate foxing throughout. Np, circa 1872

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