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Very early 19th Century (some c 1808-1819) sheet music collection, bound in half leather (mostly for Piano Forte and/or Harp)
various, 1810. Leather. Collectible; Acceptable. Leather; English language; No jacket; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; a fair reading copy; maroon boards half bound in blacl leather; marking to boards and rubbing to leather but binding is sound; the name 'A Hamaton' stamped in gilt on front cover; most pages are in good condition for their age but some have foxing and a small number have light water stains; contents are about 270 pages of music by various composers and publishers, some pieces have ornate title pages, other pieces have no introduction; dating of some of the music has been possible because the addresses of the publishers seemed to change frequently and researchers have tracked these, but many pieces remain undated, though some MAY be first or very early printings; highlights include: 'Janie's Bawbie' a harp piece 'for the Use of Juvenile Performers' by G Adams (this copy printed 1808-1810), 'Bon Jour' and 'Bon Soir' (divertissements for the Piabo Forte & flute) by T Latour (pianist of the Prince of Wales) published no later than 1819, and 'Vive Henri Quatre... with an Introduction and Eight Variations for the Piano Forte by Frederic Kalkbrenner' published by Clementi & Comp in 1815 (and subject of a courtcase in 1824 when they unsuccessfully prosecuted a rival publisher for issuing a 'bootleg' version but lost as they only had a verbal copyright agreement with the composer); the contents are as fascinating for the information about the publishers (including advertisements of their catalogue) as they are for the music and songs. HEAVY BOOK(S) 1.655kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.
      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
Last Found On: 2017-11-22           Check availability:      Biblio    

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