Moscheles, Ignaz (1794-1870)
Studien für das Pianoforte, zur höhern Vollendung bereits ausgebildeter Kavierspieler. 70tes Werk, 1tes Heft. H. A. Probst: Leipzig, [1827, as per plate number]. Pl.n: 318a. first edition. Engraved. Oblong quarto. vi + 41 pp. Modern quarter brown linen with matching marbled paper boards and paper label at spine. Original paper wraps bound in. Deckled edges. A clean copy with deep impressions and an attractive binding. Some minor rumpling. Inner margins with faint water stains and two pin holes from former binding. Front wrapper with professional repair at right edge (not affecting). A desirable volume.
The eminent Bohemian conductor, educator, composer, and pianist settled in London with his new wife, Charlotte, in 1825. He began teaching piano privately and at the Royal Academy of Music, gaining a notable roster of students that included Henry Litolff and Sigismond Thalberg. This enduring collection of etudes followed in 1827.