FIRST APPEARANCE OF 'AUTUMN SONG']

London: Privately Printed, [1877].

Three quarter parchment boards, marbled boards. Original programme entitled, "Specimens From A Cycle of English Songs and Lyrics. The Music of Edward Dannreuther. Exceedingly scarce programme containing poems (i.e. songs adapted by Dannreuther) by Rossetti, William Morris, Swinburne and others and the FIRST APPEARANCE OF D. G. ROSSETTI'S POEM, "Autumn Song," which differs from the printed version. A most scarce survival, the entire program and wrappers being bound into a book with many ancillary pages at end. Wear to covers, else near fine. Edward Dannreuther was a popular German pianist and composer who took up residence in England in 1863 and rapidly became a Pre-Raphaelite admirer and enthusiast who adapted some of their poetry, especially Rossetti's, into song.

Price: $1,500.00   Item #1962