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Lost: A Planet!
Lost: A Planet! This is to give Notice, that the Planet, caller ''Mercury,'' has Absconded. He went out last night and has not been seen since. It is supposed he has gone to meet the ''Comet,'' or that the rascal is busy Star-Gazing. In either case, any Astronomer who may meet him in his walks, is requeste to give information to the Managers of the City of London Theatre [...] Signed Alexander Starlight, Astronomer. Long Live the Zodiac!
Printed by J W Peel's Steam Machine, 74 New Cut, Lambeth.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Letterpress playbill. Sheet 165 x 250mm (6 x 9¾"). Laid on blue album paper. Remains of text from duplicate bill at top.
A 'teaser' advert for a play or show at The City of London Theatre, 35-6 Bishopsgate Street.
[Ref: 60537]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jenny Lind]
[Jenny Lind]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Very decorative lithograph with hand colour, trimmed and inserted in a printed album sheet with an ornate embossed metal border. Lithograph coated in varnish as issued.
A portrait of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind (182087).
[Ref: 60550]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Melchisedec Bristle.
Melchisedec Bristle. Written by J.G. Maxwell.
Publish'd 1.st Sep.t 1798, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etched music sheet with hand colours, sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate.
A songsheet for 'Melchisedec Bristle' written by J.G. Maxwell. A man standing on a chair holding forth to five others in the interior of a barber's shop. Jewish interest.
[Ref: 60508]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Paganini's Dream.
Paganini's Dream. Fantasia for the Piano Forte, in which is introduced The Dance of the Witches under the Walnut Tree of Benevento [...] Inscribed to Signor Pacini by the author of L'Ecole de Paganini. Price 3s/-
London. Published for the Author & Sold by Z.T. Purday 45 High Holborn and all Music Sellers in Town and Country. [n.d. c.1830].
Lithographic music cover. Sheet 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Paper toned and slightly soiled.
A music song-sheet cover, with a vignette of Niccolo Paganini seated under a tree surrounded by devils and witches.
[Ref: 60555]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Polichinelle (or The Royal Punchinello Quadrilles, Performed by Command at Her Most Gracious Majesty's State Banquet.)
Polichinelle (or The Royal Punchinello Quadrilles, Performed by Command at Her Most Gracious Majesty's State Banquet.) Quadrille pour le Forte Paino, par Musard.
London Published only by R. Cocks & Co, 20 Princes St, Hanover Sq.e Music Sellers by Authority to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria I... [n.d., c.1845.]
Music sheet, 8pp. (disbound), with lithographic title, 4pp. engraved music, 1pp. letterpress ads. Publisher's blindstamp on each sheet. Slight soiling to covers; 'Keith Prowse' collection blind stamp on cover
[Ref: 60549]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wine Merchant] From Windebank's Coffee Pot. 10, London Terrace, Hackney Road.
[Wine Merchant] From Windebank's Coffee Pot. 10, London Terrace, Hackney Road. [...] Choice Old British Wines, 1s. per Bottle, Warrented Three Years Old.
[n.d., c1840.]
Letterpress. Sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Some spotting, old pencil mss. on reverse.
A letterpress advertisement for a wine merchant.
[Ref: 60554]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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