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To Julius Rietz in Düsseldorf, concerning the outstanding sum for a manuscript by Haydn which André sold for 4 Fried d’or and the wedding of their mutual friend Mendelssohn. - In 1799, André purchased a large volume of Mozart's musical papers (the Mozart-Nachlass) from the composer's widow Constanze, and brought them to Offenbach. This collection contained over 270 autographs and included the operas The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute, a series of string quartets and string quintets, several pianoconcertos, and Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Based on these autographs, the André publishing house (founded in 1774 by André's father Johann André (1741–99) and still owned by the family today) prepared and issued some highly respected editions of Mozart's works, bringing many compositions into print for the first time. - Slightly browned. Rare.