1835 · Berlin
Inscription in brown ink to lower right corner of upper wrapper: "nach meinem Tode an Herrn Mohr od. dessen Kinder zu geben Amalie Manskopf den 28sten Sept. 1874" and "Amalie [?]Manskopf. 74 an H. Mohr" to lower right corner of title in the same hand. Handstamp to verso of title: "Manskopfsches Museum für Musik- u. Theatergeschichte Frankfurt a. Main."
Numerous cuts indicated in pencil; occasional notational corrections and additional annotations; measure numbers added in pencil in a modern hand throughout.
Slightly worn. First Edition. Pazdírek 30, p. 41. WorldCat (3 copies, none in the U.S.).
Amalie Manskopf (née Manskopf, 1816-1887), was a member of a wealthy, entrepreneurial family in Frankfurt. She was married to her first cousin Jacob Philipp Nicolaus Manskopf (1807-1892). The "Manskopfsches Museum" was run by another member of the family, Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf (1869-1928), a major collector of music memorabilia. His collection is now housed at the university Library in Frankfurt.
Taubert was a "German conductor, composer and pianist... Mendelssohn and Taubert both studied piano with [Ludwig] Berger, and correspondence between the two survives... Many of [Taubert's] compositions were reviewed in Schumann's Neue Zeitschrift für Musik... Schumann also asked Taubert to contribute to the journal, documented in their surviving correspondence." Stephan D. Lindeman in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 25993)