Nov 07, 2017 - Sale 2461

Sale 2461 - Lot 202

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
SCHUMANN, ROBERT. Autograph Letter Signed, "R. Schumann," to music publisher Michael Schloß, in German, stating that he has responded to his sister, and asking what type of composition he prefers. 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf; faint scattered staining, remnants of prior mounting at corners and sides verso, faint toning at edges, vertical fold touching signature, cancelled 1 Silbergroschen postage stamp on address leaf. Düsseldorf, 18 March 1851

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"You will excuse me that my large work load has kept me from responding until today. I responded briefly to your sister. I prefer that you leave me out; I hope to speak with you further about this some time.
"I also owe you a reply to the publisher's inquiry that you sent me earlier. I would like to know what genre of composition you prefer, and then I will provide you with more details."
From the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection.