“A SERIOUS, STORMY, ELEVATED, AND DIFFICULT WORK
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Trois Trios pour le Piano-Forte (Op. 1). Vienna, 1795.
First edition, earliest issue, fully engraved, of Beethoven's Opus 1, the earliest compositions Beethoven considered to be "worthy of publication with an opus number and to proclaim his name" (Thayer), one of the earliest and rarest Beethoven first editions, one of very few complete copies extant. The jewel in the crown of any important music collection. $60,000.