Czerny, Carl (1791-1857)
Dix-huit Rondeaux & Variations Sur Des Thèmes Favoris Composés à L'usage Des élèves Avancés. Op. 454. [Eighteen Separate Pieces Bound Together]. Chez N. Simrock: Bonn, . Pl.n 3421 through 3438. First Edition. Engraved. Quarto. Half-leather with red buckram boards and gilt label at spine. A clean and attractive volume. Small dealer stamps on title pages (none affecting), along with stamped number at top (corresponding to the number of the rondeau, see images). Some minor transfer and foxing throughout (esp. to No. 8). The whole in very good condition.
The complete first-edition set of Czerny's eighteen rondeaux and variations, each installment with its own pastel-colored title page and nicely bound in a single volume. The final page of each piece includes a Catalogue thématique, indicating the melodic source for each of the eighteen works, most of which were taken from popular operas by Weber, Mozart, Donizetti, and Rossini, among others.