BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Saturday, January 10, 1824

Tendler & v. Manstein, book dealers, advertise in today’s Wiener Zeitung at 31 a subscription for a new publication of Shakespeare’s dramatic works, complete in one volume. A sample copy can be viewed at their shop. The subscription will remain open until March 1, 1824, and until that date the book is priced at 4 fl. C.M. Beethoven was very fond of Shakespeare, but he does not appear to have taken any particular notice of this subscription opportunity.