1800 · Leipsic
Early owner's handstamp, "Schwarz," to lower right corner of title. Oval handstamp of Musikalienhandlung C. Hofbauer, Vienna, to foot of all first pages except Violino primo part. Secondary pagination in red crayon to all pages of music; occasional fingerings and other annotatioins in pencil to Violino primo part; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Spines reinforced with tape. Slightly foxed; edges of some leaves quite browned. First Edition. BUC p. 898. RISM R2199 (no copies in North America). Dated according to MGG2.
"Romberg's career as a violinist can hardly been separated from that of his cousin Bernhard... His symphonies, string quartets, and quintets with flute or clarinet are original and independent. Works in other genres... have been underestimated. Romberg's craftsmanship is evident not only in obligato writing but also in his mastery of strict counterpoint, which he uses against the prevailing trend of his time." Klaus G. Werner in MGG2.
The Musikalienhandlung C. Hofbauer, previously Weinberger & Hofbauer, was founded in Vienna from 1890. (Inventory #: 25912)