1786 · [London]
Opus number "1" printed to title, corrected in manuscript to "6." "No. 24" in manuscript to head of all titles; notational correction (clef) in ink to p. 9 of Violoncello part.
Slightly dusty; some show-through; occasional stains; erasure to upper left corner of title of Violino secondo part; manuscript numbering to Violino secondo part corrected. A later edition. Benton 3154. BUC p. 795. RISM P3176 (2 copies in the U.S., at the New York Public Library and the University of Iowa). BUC assigns a date of "around 1790" (i.e., later than Benton 3153/RISM P3175, which is printed from the same plates and usually dated 1786). The title of the present edition, from the publisher's edition of the quartets Benton 301-306 ("Opera 1"; 1786), suggests that the present edition actually predates Benton 3153/RISM P3175, which carries a title with the printed opus number VI.
The publisher's catalogue is the same as in Longman & Broderip's edition of the quartets Benton 331-333 (Benton 3272; RISM P3206), commonly dated 1787. (Inventory #: 26986)