BEETHOVEN, L. v.: Sixième Sinfonie Pastorale en fa majeur: F Dur. Oeuvre 68. Partition. Leipsic Breitkopf & Härtel (PlateN°. 4311)  Quarto. Title page lithographed, 188 pp. Small publisher's stamp. Partly somewhat foxed. Half cloth binding with contemporary coloured paper.
ONE OF THE FIRST PRINTS OF THE FIRST EDITION Original edition of the fullscore of the Pastorale. - One of the first prints without the addition in the title "Enrégistré aux Archives de l'Union". Strong impression. - There has been much puzzling over the programmatic headings that Beethoven attached to his symphony; undoubtedly he drew some of his inspiration from natural phenomena, which were reflected in the sketchbooks of the summer of 1808. - Kinsky p. 163; Hoboken 2, 304.