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Asch-Karmans Kermis-Wensch.
Asch-Karmans Kermis-Wensch. Opgedragen aan Heeren Kooplieden, Burgers en verdere Ingezetenen Der Stad Amsterdam. 7 September 1846.
Ued. Dienaar, Hendrik Klaasen, Asch-Karman in Wijk 14.
Wood Engraving, 325 x 180mm. 12¾ x 7". Trimmed to image top and bottom; slight staining in text; creases.
A Dutch songsheet on the annual Amsterdam carnival, dedicated to the inhabitants of the city.
[Ref: 11125]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Barber's Nuptials. A True Tale.
The Barber's Nuptials. A True Tale.
W. Day, Printer, 17, Goswell Street. [n.d., c.1820.]
Letterpress. Sheet 220 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼").
A broadsheet songsheet, with a poem by Rev. George Huddesford (1749-1809), a painter and a satirical poet of Oxford. This verse was first published in 'Salmagundi: a Miscellaneous Combination of Original Poetry', 1791
[Ref: 42358]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of Bannockburn.
The Battle of Bannockburn. 'Twas on a Sabbath morning, In the lovely month of June, That pennons floated gaily And helmets glittered in the sun; While many a gallant knight, And many a bowman strong, Are marching on to battle With merry laugh and song...Bruce saw the English waver, Thinking they were undone, So he dashed in amongst them And Bannockburn was won. For some where cut to pieces, Others turned rein and fled, And on Scottish soil were left to rot Thirty thousnad English dead. Mary C. Dunn.
Engraved letterpress. 267 x 210mm. 10½ x 8¼". Horizontal and vertical folds through the centre. Small tear in lower edge. Crease to bottom right-hand corner.
The Battle of Bannockburn (1314) was a glorious victory for the Scottish during the Wars of Scottish Independence. It was the most significant battle during the First War of Scottish Independence. Robert Bruce's position as King was greatly strengthened by the outcome, leaving England and Edward II somewhat shamed.
[Ref: 17483]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Blue Beard.
Blue Beard.
John Parry. On Stone by J. Brandard. M. & N. Hanhart Chromo. lith Printers.
[n.d., c. 1860.]
Chromolithograph, with gilt highlights. Sheet (at most) 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed as scrapsheet, laid on album paper.
The cover of a music sheet, depicting the Bluebeard character as an Ottoman rather than the European of early versions of the story. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, regularly staged a pantomime version from 1798.
[Ref: 33879]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Boatman of the Ohio, and Dandy Jim oh Caroline.
Boatman of the Ohio, and Dandy Jim oh Caroline. Negro Musical Bouquet Songs.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn: & J. Allen, 20, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Frontis and music sheet. Sheet: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾").
A music sheet from a series of music sheets by the Negro Musical Bouquet Songs.
[Ref: 46066]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Black Decree: A Carol on the Nativity, Life, and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The Black Decree: A Carol on the Nativity, Life, and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Printed and sold by D. Batchelar, at the Children's Book, Print, and Toy Warehouse, opposite the Refuge for the Destitute, Hackney Road, Tower Hamlets. [n.d., c.1840.]
Broadsheet, wood engraving & letterpress, scarce. Sheet 380 x 250mm, 15 x 9¾". Some wear.
A broadsheet song about the life of Christ in 22 verses, with eleven wood-engraved scenes. The 'Black Decree' was Herod's order to kill all new-borns because of the prophecy about the birth of Christ. Daniel Batchelar worked from Hackney Road Crescent between 1836 and 1842.
[Ref: 22229]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Buckleys' New York Quadrille. by Chas. Cooke.
Buckleys' New York Quadrille. by Chas. Cooke. This Quadrille is founded on the most popular Copyright airs of the Celebrated Buckleys' Serenaders. Pr. 4/ Duet 4/ Septett 3/6 Orchestra 5/
Concanen & Lee lith. Ent. Sta Hall.
London: Hopwood & Crew, 42, New Bond St W. Stannard & Dixon Imp. [n.d. c.1875.]
Coloured-lithograph. 343 x 254mm. 13½ x 10". Tatty around edges.
Sheet music cover for "Buckley's New York Quadrille" composed by Charles Coote. A bird's-eye view of Manhattan with a romanticised view of Central Park in the foreground.
[Ref: 20692]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Lays of Byron. No 1. 'I Would I Were a Careless Child'.
Lays of Byron. No 1. 'I Would I Were a Careless Child'. The Poetry selected from His Lordship's Works. The Nusic Composed by S. Nelson.
M. Gauci Lit. From a Miniature painted from life in 1813 by M. Gauci. Printed by Engelman & Co.
London, Cramer Addison & Bale [Beale], 201, Regent Street. [n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet 345 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"). Tear in right edge.
The cover of a music sheet, with a portrait of Byron
[Ref: 41774]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Musical Bouquet. The Chase Set Every Inch of Canvas.
Musical Bouquet. The Chase Set Every Inch of Canvas. Composed by Henry Russell for his New Entertainment "Negro Life"_Words by Angus B. Reach Esq.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Surface dirt and tears to edges.
Slavery interest.
[Ref: 42762]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Chorale, by The Poet Laureate; the Music by Dr. Sterndale Bennett.
A Chorale, by The Poet Laureate; the Music by Dr. Sterndale Bennett. Uplift a thousand voices full and sweet [...]
International Exhibition, 1862. From Messrs. F.E. Morrish & Co. Refreshment Department, Western Area. Thomas Brettell, Rupert Street
Broadside printed in violet ink, 255 x 185mm. 10 x 7¼". Stained.
Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'Ode Sung at the Opening of the International Exhibition', written in the post of poet laureate. The poem was set to music by William Sterndale Bennett as his opus 40.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester.
[Ref: 16756]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Mistletoe Galop.
Mistletoe Galop. Composed by Albert Keller
Bernasconi. M. & N. Hanhart, Imp.
London: Brewer & Co 23 Bishopsgate St Within E.C. [n.d., c.1870.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 350 x 240mm (13¾ x 9½").
The cover of a music sheet, with vignettes of people dancing, two fiddlers and musicians playing in a snow-covered street.
[Ref: 41771]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Jovial Christmas. Polka. By W. Smallwood.
Alfred Concanen del.t. Stannard & Co.
London: Brewer & Co 38 Poultry, Cheapside, & 23 Bishopsgate St Within. [n.d., c.1881.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 360 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"). Edges frayed, affecting image, old ink mss. top right corner.
The cover of a music sheet, showing people standing around a dining table, holding their glasses up for the toast. Written by William Smallwood (1831-97)
[Ref: 41770]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Coventry Fair,
Coventry Fair, Composed By H. Newman.
London, Published By B. Williams 19 Paternoster Row. Ent Sta Hall [n.d., 1869].
Sheet music cover, chromolithograph, 345 x 245mm. 13½ x 9½". Small tears to extremities.
Sadly the composer H. Newman remains obscure but he has here composed a musical portrait of a fair of the later 19th century. The illustration depicts the annual 'Coventry Fair', held on Greyfriars Green, Coventry. Many working class families, who would have had a long-awaited afternoon free from work, would have attended this kind of event. They would have been attracted by the sideshows, musicians, bands and street traders. The illustration features posters for the 'Largest Elephant in the world' and 'Wombell's Menagerie'. Priced 'Pr. 4/-' lower right.
[Ref: 9551]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Crystal Palace. Promenade Music, No.1. Quadrille, by Barling. 3/. No.2 Polka,...Ling,...2/. No...2. Pr.2s.
The Crystal Palace. Promenade Music, No.1. Quadrille, by Barling. 3/. No.2 Polka,...Ling,...2/. No...2. Pr.2s.
Ent. Sta. Hall.
London; John Shepherd, 98, Newgate Street. Stannard & Dixon. [n.d. c.1852.]
Lithograph. 348 x 235mm. 13¾ x 9¼". Nicks and tears around edges.
The Crystal Palace, erected for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Its expansive size enabled people who would never had entered a concert hall to enjoy classical music at far lower admission charge than was customary. The promenade concerts were extremely popular.
[Ref: 20690]   £55.00   (£66.00 incl.VAT)
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San Tucker & Jim Crack Com. Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders.
San Tucker & Jim Crack Com. Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders. Musical Bouquet.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn: & J. Allen, 20, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Frontis and music sheet. Sheet: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾").
A music sheet from a series of music sheets by the Negro Musical Bouquet Songs.
[Ref: 46064]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Copy of Verses for 1837,
A Copy of Verses for 1837, Humbly Presented to all my Worthy Masters and Mistresses, of the Foundling Estate, by Henry Grammer, Street Beadle and Bellman.
Cheap and Expeditions Printed by Steam Machinery, executed by C. & W. Reynolds, 14, 15, & 16 Little Pulteney Street, Golden Square. - First Printed in 1735.
Wood engraved broadsheet. Sheet 510 x 420mm, 20 x 16½". Laid on linen, some creasing and spotting.
A broadsheet with verse surrounded by scenes from the life of Christ, published to raise funds for the Foundling Hospital.
[Ref: 12759]   £260.00  
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[Set of nine illustrations to 'The Heathen Chinee by F. Bret Harte'.]
[Set of nine illustrations to 'The Heathen Chinee by F. Bret Harte'.]
[Illustrated by Joseph Hull.]
[Published by the Western News Company, 121 & 123 State Street, Chiacgo. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1870 by the Western News Company in the Office of the Librarian of Congress.]
Nine numbered lithographs on stiff card, lacking title. Each 185 x 135mm, 7¼ x 5¼" Some soiling.
Nine cards illustrating 'The Heathen Chinee' by Bret Harte, a narrative poem by American writer Bret Harte satirising the racial prejudice against the Chinese in northern California, especially from the Irish labourers who saw them as a threat to their jobs. First published in September 1870 as 'Plain Language from Truthful James', the narrator tells the story of how he and Bill Nye invited 'Ah Sin' to join a gambling card game which the chinaman claimed not to know. Although Nye is cheating the chinaman wins: he is attacked and revealed as a better cheat. The game ending in a riot with bottles thrown and guns fired. However James's claim that Ah Sin had 24 packs of cards up his long sleeves show his claims were exaggerated. The poem was an instant hit and was republished in newspapers across the country. However the satire was too subtle for some people: Eugene Casserly, a senator from California, thanked Harte for supporting his anti-Chinese immigration campaign. Despite the poem making him one of the foremost American writers of the period, Hart (1836-1902) called the poem 'the worst poem I ever wrote, possibly the worst poem anyone ever wrote'.
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The Heaving of the Lead.
The Heaving of the Lead. For England when with fav'ring gale / Our gallant ship up the channel steer'd / And scudding under easy sail, / The high blue western land appear'd [...]
[Anon., c.1798-1800]
Letterpress with woodcut vignette, sheet 245 x 95mm (9½ x 3¾").
Song about sailors on board a ship 'heaving the lead' (throwing a lead instrument used to measure the depth of water), which would originally have been sold by a ballad seller such that depicted in ref. 28148.
[Ref: 42456]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Heber's Missionary Hymn.
Heber's Missionary Hymn. Sung by some of the Members of the Cowbridge Choral Society, at the Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and Propgating the Gospel in Foreign Parts. October 12th, 1856 [...]
Letterpress, sheet 220 x 140mm (8½ x 5½").
Reginald Heber's (1783-1826) missionary hymn 'From Greenland's Icy Mountains', written in 1819 for a service in aid of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Wrexham. In 1823 Heber became the second bishop of Calcutta. Widely sung until well into the 20th century, the hymn was denounced by John Betjeman and Gandhi.
For Heber see ref. 15945
[Ref: 41218]   £45.00  
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The Jolly Bachanalians
The Jolly Bachanalians set by Mr. Galliard
[Anon, c.1780]
Engraving, platemark 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼").
Songsheet with copy of Hogarth's painting 'A Modern Midnight Conversation' (c.1732, New Haven, Yale Center for British Art).
Private Collection; for another engraving of 'A Modern Midnight Conversation' see ref. 3230.
[Ref: 43360]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Who's Dat Knockin at De Door; & Dere's Some One In De House Wid Dinah. Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders.
Who's Dat Knockin at De Door; & Dere's Some One In De House Wid Dinah. Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders. Negro Musical Bouquet Songs.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn: & J. Allen, 20, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Frontis and music sheet. Sheet: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾").
A music sheet from a series of music sheets by the Negro Musical Bouquet Songs.
[Ref: 46063]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lamplighters' Address for Christmas, 1877.
The Lamplighters' Address for Christmas, 1877.
[Bristol? 1877.]
Letterpress broadside with wood-engraved vignette and border. Sheet 265 x 230mm (14¼ x 9"). Creases, right edge crushed.
A songsheet with a carol requesting Christmas gratuities for the lamplighters of Bristol.
[Ref: 44752]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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North Leicestershire Election.
North Leicestershire Election. A New Song To An Old Tune. Dedicated to all gentlemen of Fox-killing tendencies.
[Leicestershire, c.1874.]
Satirical song in six letterpress verses, broadside with woodcut title. Thin rag paper, sheet 315 x 165mm, 12½ x 6½". Folds, as normal.
An extremely scarce locally-printed broadside celebrating the defeat at the polls of a parliamentary candidate for Leicestershire. The author is a hunt supporter who accuses the candidate of threatening to kill foxes and put and end to fox hunting in the district should he not be returned. He cites at top a quotation from White's History of Leicestershire in support of his stance. The final verse calls for two Tory candidates to be elected, one being Lord John James Robert Manners, seventh Duke of Rutland (1818 - 1906). Manners was first returned for North Leicestershire in 1857, and he represented that constituency until 1885; after the Redistribution Act, he sat for the Melton Division of the county until he succeeded his brother in the dukedom in 1888. The duke himself was not deeply interested in sport, but he held for a time the hereditary mastership of the Belvoir hounds, the private pack of the dukes of Rutland which was instituted in 1720, and has since been in their ownership.
[Ref: 13455]   £90.00  

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Lucy Neal (Solo & Chorus); & Lucy Long, Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders.
Lucy Neal (Solo & Chorus); & Lucy Long, Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders. Musical Bouquet.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn: & J. Allen, 20, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row. [n.d., c.1850.]
Frontis and music sheet. Sheet: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾").
A music sheet from a series of music sheets by the Negro Musical Bouquet Songs. The Ethiopian Serenaders were an American troupe of blackface minstrels who performed for President John Tyler at the White House in 1844. When they toured England 1846-7 they were mistaken for real negros and had to publish portraits of themselves without make-up.
[Ref: 46065]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Minnie Warren's Quadrille, (Sister of Mrs. Genereral Tom Thumb.)
Minnie Warren's Quadrille, (Sister of Mrs. Genereral Tom Thumb.) By Stephen Glover. "Performed Daily at Commodore Nutts Grand Levée".
T. Packer Lith. Standard & Dixon Imp.
[n.d., c.1870].
Chromolithograph, rare. Collector's blind stamp in top left corner, '3. 2. 81. New Burlington'. Sheet size: 335 x 255mm (13¼ x 10"). Cut.
A brightly coloured songsheet cover for 'Minnie Warren's Quadrille', by Stephen Glover, performed daily at Commodore Nutts Grand Levée. Huldah Pierce Warren Newell (1849 - 1878), better known as Minnie Warren, was a dwarf and an entertainer. Her sister, Lavinia Warren, was married to General Tom Thumb. They were very well known in 1860s' America and their meeting with Abraham Lincoln was covered in the press at the time.
[Ref: 33570]   £290.00  
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Dedicated to the London Missionary Society The Missionary's Requiem. An Ode.
Dedicated to the London Missionary Society The Missionary's Requiem. An Ode. Written expressly by J. N. Osborn on Occasion of the Lamented Death of the Rev.d John Williams. Composed & Arranged with an Accompaniment for Four Voices for Organ, Seraphine or Piano-Forte by John King.
Ent. Stat. Hall. Published by Ward & Co.
Sold by Purday 50, St Paul's Church Yard, Wightman, Paternoster Row. Hart, 109, Hatton Garden. J. Peck 44, Newgate Street, by the Author 2, Beresford Terrrace, Walworth, & by all Book & Music Sellers.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 260 x 345mm (10¼ x 13½"). Staining and foxing.
The vignettes in the illustration show Rev John William's house, murder and the ship on which he arrived.
[Ref: 42761]   £160.00  
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Verse II. 'Twas not for its splendour, That dwelling was dear, 'Twas not that the gay, or The noble was there; O'er the porch the wild rose, And the woodbine entwined, And the sweet scented jessamine, Wav'd in the wind; Yet dearer to me Than proud turret
Verse II. 'Twas not for its splendour, That dwelling was dear, 'Twas not that the gay, or The noble was there; O'er the porch the wild rose, And the woodbine entwined, And the sweet scented jessamine, Wav'd in the wind; Yet dearer to me Than proud turret or dome, Were the halls of my fathers, The old house at home. [&] Verse the Third. But now the old house, Is no dwelling for me, The home of the stranger, Henceforth it shall be; And ne'er will I view it, Nor rove as a guest, O'er the evergreen fields, Which my father possess'd Yet still in my slumber, Sweet visions will come, Of the days that are passed, And the old house at home.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Pen and ink music and sketches with added hand-colour; two sheets laid on board. Board 342 x 280mm (13½ x 11"). Laid on board.
Verse two and three of 'The Old House at Home', the 19th century ballad written by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839). The song came to the public attention after being set to music by Edward Loder and first appeared in his 1838 opera 'Francis the First'. The music has been handwritten and beautifully decorated.
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Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. Nelly Was A Lady.
Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. Nelly Was A Lady. A Beautiful Ethiopian Melody, Composed by S.C. Foster.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192 High Holborn; & J. Allen, 20, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼").
A songsheet, the song tells the story of the death of a young lady named Nelly who lived is Mississippi.
[Ref: 42646]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. My Old Kentucky Home, Godd Night!
Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. My Old Kentucky Home, Godd Night! Sung by Christy's Minstrels. Composed by Stephen C. Foster.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn; & J. Allen, 20 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼").
A songsheet describing a home in Kentucky.
[Ref: 42647]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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The Opera Season.
The Opera Season. Quadrille by F. Godfrey. On Airs from Favourite Operas.
M. Watson lith.
London: Edwin Ashdown, Hanover Square W. [n.d., c.1870.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 345 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼"). Damage at top.
The cover of a music sheet, with five roundel scenes. Frederick Godfrey was bandmaster of the Coldtream Guards 1863-1880.
[Ref: 41773]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Petit Blanc.
Petit Blanc. Chanson créole. Paroles de Mr Boucher de Perthes. Mise en musiques et dédiée a Melle Louise Lecomte, par Auguste Panseron, Professeur à l'Ecole Royale.
Moulin sculpt.
à Paris chez Aulagnier, Professeur et Editeur de Musique, rue de la Paix No. 9.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 335mm (9¾ x 13"). Creases, foxing and paper tone.
An illustrated songsheet telling the story of a romance between a black woman and a white man.
[Ref: 42644]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Pleasures of Being Too Late. Tune - Mr. and Mrs. Bristle.
Pleasures of Being Too Late. Tune - Mr. and Mrs. Bristle. Punctuality, so says a many, Is one of the best traits in man, But I'll prove, as plain as a penny, It's only a flash in the pan. 'Though it's preached up by fathers & mothers, I'll prove by the words I let fall, That you lose very little more t'other; In not being punctual at all...A precious good job that I tarried, For she whack'd him the very first night. So I've given you all a fair sample, ('Though there's plenty more still in my pate) Now follow my novel example; There's nothing like being too late. Let your, &c. [Around edges:] Instruments bought, sold or exchanged. Fancy Walking Sticks Toy. Violins, Accordians, Harmonicans & Concertinas sold & repaired.
Printed by T. King, Birmingham, and sold by Mr. Green, at his Music Stall, near the Turnpike, City-Road, and at 27, Featherstone-street, City-road, where an extensive collection of old and new songs, harp and violin str fancy stationery, &c. may be had. [n.d. c.1845.]
Printed letterpress. 153 x 190mm. 6 x 7½". Slightly foxed, two tears.
A ballad to the tune of Mr. and Mrs. Bristle.
In the Bodleian Library.
[Ref: 21022]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Praise of Bacchus. The Musick by Mr. Corelli.
The Praise of Bacchus. The Musick by Mr. Corelli. Bacchus, assist us to sing thy great Glory; Chief of the Gods, we exult in thy story...And sober Souls at our Joys be amazed.
Hen: Roberts fecit.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Music score and engraving. 210 x 124mm. 8¼ x 5".
Arcangelo Corelli's (1653-1713) concert area for 2 voices, flute and continuo. The flute solo below. Image of bacchus being carried on a goat and held-up by fauns; a drinking scene, surrounded by vines..
[Ref: 19753]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Raging Canal.
The Raging Canal. A Comic Song, Written and Sung by that Most Celebrated Comic Singer, P.Morris, And dedicated to his friends in his native city, New York.
Fleetwood lith.
New York, Published by C.G.Christman, 404, Pearl-st. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1844 by C.G.Christman in the Clerk's office in the district court for the southern district of New York.
Lithograph. Sheet 340 x 250mm, 13½ x 9¾". Old ink mss, small chip in bottom edge, some faint staining.
Song sheet cover for one of the most famous songs about about life on the Erie Canal, comically describing how dangerous it was.
We have located a facsimile of the words and music.
[Ref: 11855]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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R. Kirkland Family, Grocer, Tea and Provision Dealer, Smallthorne. [Tea paper bearing  - Scotch National Song. -- 'Hail to the Chief'. and vignette scene]
R. Kirkland Family, Grocer, Tea and Provision Dealer, Smallthorne. [Tea paper bearing - Scotch National Song. -- 'Hail to the Chief'. and vignette scene]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured wood engraving. Printed area 200 x 170mm. Some creasing.
The first and third verses of Sir Walter Scott's narrative poem 'Lady of the Lake', published 1810. The verse is overprinted with an advert for 'R.Kirkland, Family Grocer,'. Set to music at that time by James Sanderson (1769-1841), it was adopted as music to announce the U.S. President in 1845, with new lyrics by Albert Gamse.
[Ref: 7083]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. My Skiff on the Shore, Popular Negro Melody.
Musical Bouquet. Negro Songs. My Skiff on the Shore, Popular Negro Melody. Sung by the Ethiopian Serenaders.
London: Musical Bouquet Office, 192, High Holborn; & J. Allen, 20 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13¼").
A songsheet in which a man urges a woman to hurry to his boat in order to sale to the 'Norden Country.'
[Ref: 42648]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Slave Sale, or Come, Who Bids?
The Slave Sale, or Come, Who Bids? Composed by Henry Russell for his New Entertainment "Negro Life"_Words by Angus B. Reach Esq.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Surface dirt and tears to edges.
[Ref: 42763]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Sound philosophy. Captain Morris's Celebrated Drinking Song.
Sound philosophy. Captain Morris's Celebrated Drinking Song. ''And this I think's a reason fair, to fill my glass again.''. Sung by Mr Dignum, Mr Taylor, & Mr Muden. (Tune of Jolly Dick the Lamp Lighter.) (Never before Published).
Publish'd June 4, 1806 by Laurie & Whittle,53 Fleet Street, London.
Coloured etching. 250 x 210mm (9¾ x 8¼"). Laid on album paper.
Eight verses giving reasons to drink. The final verse laments the inevitable shortage of port due to war with France and Spain. Charles Morris (1745-1838) wrote a number of comic songs.
BM Satires 10676.
[Ref: 43905]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Hymn to be Sung by the Charity Children of St Saviour, Southwark, On Christmas Day, 1822.
A Hymn to be Sung by the Charity Children of St Saviour, Southwark, On Christmas Day, 1822. Behold to us a Child is Born...
[n.d., 1822.]
Letterpress. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Old ink mss.
A songsheet, used to record statistics, including 'Consumption of Barley annually'.
[Ref: 42360]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Stanzas for Music.-From the Hebrew.
Stanzas for Music.-From the Hebrew. Woman's Love. Set me a seal upon they heart, A signet ring upon thy arm, From which you will, oh! never part, To cause my ardent love alarm...Invitation to the Country. I'll point thee where the mountain glows With hues or early dawn, And where the opening valley shews...All in out gates they wait for you, To greet thee, my adored.
H.S.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Letterpress, rare. 132 x 102mm. 5¼ x 4". Some spotting.
Verses of poetry for music, the former set to music by Tallis and Fairhurst.
[Ref: 19228]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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True Happiness. A new Song Sung in the Public Gardens
True Happiness. A new Song Sung in the Public Gardens Happy Hours, all Hours excelling, / When reitir'd from crowds and noise, / Happy is that silent dwelling, / Fill'd with self-possessing charms [...]
[Anon., c.1800]
Woodcut with letterpress, sheet 350 x 100mm (13¾ x 4"). Tears; lower left corner missing.
Song in praise of happiness, which would originally have been sold by a ballad seller such that depicted in ref. 28148.
[Ref: 42455]   £65.00  
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The True Peace. Words by Adelaide Anne Procter. Music by Olinthus R. Barnicott, LL.D. From the Forthcoming Musical Edition of
The True Peace. Words by Adelaide Anne Procter. Music by Olinthus R. Barnicott, LL.D. From the Forthcoming Musical Edition of "Worship-Song." [On verso:] With the wish that this Peace may be yours in the Christmastide of 1904, and the New Year, 1905, from W. Garrett and Mary Horder. The Manse, Ealing.
London Novello and Company, Limited. Copyright, 1905, by W. Garrett Horder.
Rare Engraved letter press and music manuscript. Booklet of four sides.195 x 132mm. 7¾ x 5¾".
Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864) was an English poet and philanthropist. She fought for womens employment and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. Many of her poems were made into hymns or otherwise set to music. This particular poem "the Peace of God," was set to music by Rev.d Olinthus Roberts Barnicott who studied at St John's College, and went ont to be Curate of Preston, Sussex. He became Chaplain of Cottesmore School, Brighton; and Pembroke Lodge, Worthing, Sussex.
[Ref: 17807]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Uncle Ned, the Popular Negro Ballad.
Uncle Ned, the Popular Negro Ballad.
London Office, 192 High Holborn, &.
Illustrated songsheet. Sheet: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½"0.
A songsheet telling the story of an old man called Ned.
[Ref: 42645]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Uncle Tom's Cabin. No.1 Eva.
Uncle Tom's Cabin. No.1 Eva. Ballard by George Linley.
J. Brandard.
London, Chappell, 50 New Bond Street.
3 sheets of sheet music with frontis. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Time stained.
Sheet music for a song based on the character of Eva who appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'. Eva, a young girl who Uncle Tom rescues from drowning is very generous towards slaves.
[Ref: 46060]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Valse de Don Pasquale, arrangée pour piano par Th. Labarre.
Valse de Don Pasquale, arrangée pour piano par Th. Labarre.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London, Cramer Addison & Beale, 201, Regent Street. [n.d., c.1843.]
Lithograph, rare, trimmed as scrap sheet. Sheet (at most) 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Glue stains.
The cover of the music sheet for Donizetti's comic opera 'Don Pasquale', showing the don with the title written across his vast belly, 'Opera de Donizetti' written on the camelia in his lapel and the publishers' names on a scroll in his hand. When the opera had its London premier at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1843 this sheet had the face of Luigi Lablache, the bass who played Don Pasquale originally. The portrait here would be a singer who played the role subsequently.
[Ref: 33863]   £240.00  
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[2nd set of Quadrilles de Punch with] Valse de Judy.
[2nd set of Quadrilles de Punch with] Valse de Judy.
J. Brandard.
[n.d., c.1843.]
Coloured lithograph, fine colour. Trimmed to printed border as scrap. Sheet 275 x 205mm (10¾ x 8"), with title pasted underneath, on album sheet with decoupage flowers.
A music sheet cover, showing the hook-nosed Judy in a rocking chair, loosely cradling The Baby.
[Ref: 33856]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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La Battalla De Baylen y Rendicion de el General Dupont al Exercito Espanol Patriotico al Mando de los Generales Castanos y Reding Pieza Historica y Militar para el Piano Forte, accompanamineto de Violin y Bazo Dedicada a la Lunta Suprema de Sevilla.
La Battalla De Baylen y Rendicion de el General Dupont al Exercito Espanol Patriotico al Mando de los Generales Castanos y Reding Pieza Historica y Militar para el Piano Forte, accompanamineto de Violin y Bazo Dedicada a la Lunta Suprema de Sevilla. Los Generales Castoanos y Teding sus Valietes Officales y Soldados y a to dos los Patriotas Espanoles por Peter Weldon.
Engraved title sheet for a composition and arrangement. "Verse la Proclama de la Junta Suprema de Sevilla del 29de Mayo e 1808.
Engraving 315 x 210mm. Trimmed to plate.
'THE BATTLE OF BAYLEN' - And surrender of General Dupont to the Patriotic Spanish Army under the Command of Generals Castonos and Reding and Historical and Military Piece for the Piano Forte with an accompaniment for the Violin & Bass Dedicated to the Supreme Junta of Seville Generals Castanos & Reding their Brave Officers & Soldiers and to all Spanish Patriots. By Peter Weldon.
[Ref: 6504]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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