[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.
Schindler first published his biography of Beethoven in 1840 and then reissued it in 1845 with the addition of his pamphlet "Beethoven in Paris." The present volume is the very rare true first publication of the independent work by Schindler based on observations he had made during his recent trips to Paris concerning the growing French acceptance and performance of Beethoven's music.