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“THE FINE BALANCE BETWEEN UNITY AND INFINITE VARIETY”

HAYDN, Joseph. Complete String Quartets. Paris, 1802. Four volumes.

First collected edition, early issue, of Haydn’s complete string quartets, beautifully engraved and bound in handsome contemporary morocco and boards. Haydn was particularly pleased with what he called this “exceptionally beautiful edition of the quartets.” $5000.

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“THEY ARE ONE OF THE GREAT LEGACIES OF 18TH-CENTURY ENLIGHTENMENT”

HAYDN, Joseph. Haydn"s Celebrated Symphony. Edinburgh, circa 1796.

Superb collection of six of Haydn’s London Symphonies arranged for Piano, Violin and Cello, including a number of first English editions. Signed on each of five title pages by German violinist J. P. Salomon, who had commissioned the composition of these Symphonies. $3000.

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