1824 · Leipzig
Annotations to title; date "8.V. 910" and signature in ink to lower right corner of title; some additional annotations in ink and blue pencil; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout; small circular publisher's stamp to lower inner corner of title.
Some foxing and dampstaining; title and margins somewhat soiled; small tear to title; outer bifolium reinforced at spine. First Edition. WorldCat (5 copies only, 2 of which are in the U.S., at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California).
"The municipal musician in Schleusingen, Thuringia, Neumeister, taught [Kummer] the violin, horn, trumpet, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, and double bass. Kummer studied the flute against his teacher's will because it was (and remained) his favorite instrument... Among his compositions the following deserve special mention:... quintets and quartets for flute and string instruments, opp. 66, 16, 37 and 54." Moritz Fürstenau in Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliographie (1883). (Inventory #: 25749)