« … we who are serious in Germany about our autograph collections
are just so few … »

Stefan Zweig, letter to an autograph collector, Vienna, March 17, 1917

Autographs & Manuscripts

Ignaz Ritter Von Seyfried, Biographic Notes & Character Traits and Anecdotes on Ludwig van Beethoven
The experienced biography
1798 Piano Wrestling — Cook Mehlschöberl — 100 £ from England
Ignaz Ritter von Seyfried
Biographische Notitzen & Character Traits and Anecdotes
(on Ludwig van Beethoven)

The 1831 original manuscript of the second earliest biography on Beethoven
with important deviation from print

“ I am writing to you to have suggestion from you, the specialist of J.E.Ridinger. I am an art historian … ”


“ Thank you very much for quick response. Your suggestion is so helpful and can correct many erroneous captions which have been attached to the Ridinger’s prints in Japan until now … ”

(Ms. Y. K.-S., 19 + 22 December 2009)