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Le Maitre De Guitarre.
Le Maitre De Guitarre. Dedie A Son Excellence Monsieur le Comte d'Harcourt...[etc] Par son tres humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur Claude Duflos.
J.E. Schenau Pinx. Cl. Duflos Sculp.
A Paris chez Crepy rue S. Jacques à S. Pierre près la rue de la parcheminerie. [n.d., c.1769].
Engraving, 505 x 370mm (20 x 14½"), with large margins. Repaired tear left of title and on edges slightly going into plate.
A guitarist teaches a young girl how to play as other members of the family observe. A cat plays with some string lower left. After Johann Eleazar Schenau (1737 - 1806), painter and etcher born in Saxony who trained in Dresden, went to Paris 1756-70. He returned to Dresden as a member of the Academy, professor there in 1774. Director of the Meissen drawing school together with G B Casanova 1776, on his own from 1795.
[Ref: 59605]   £360.00  
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The Harlequinade Quadrille,
The Harlequinade Quadrille, composed & dedicated to Young England, by Fred: Godfrey.
G Didit. Stannard & Dixon imp.
London, Robert Cocks & C.o New Burlington Street, Regent Street, W. [n.d. c.1870.]
Music sheet, pp. 8 with chromolithograph cover. Sheets 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Nicks and tears to edges. Front cover minus pt top right.
Printed illustrated music sheet cover for 'The Harlequinade Quadrille', composed by Fred Godfrey. On the cover, traditional characters of the Harlequinade: Pantaloon Columbine, Clown and Harlequin. The latter two were portrayed by the Payne Brothers, famous pantomime entertainers.
[Ref: 59640]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Tom Matthews's Clown Songs:
Tom Matthews's Clown Songs: Hot Codlings, Tippitiwichet, The Life of a Clown. N.o 823.23.
Davidson's Musical Treasury, 19 Peter's Hill, S.t Paul's. [n.d. c.1849.]
Disbound music sheet, pp. 3 with chromolithograph cover. Sheets 355 x 245mm (14 x 9¾"). Trimmed on left edge, slightly scuffed, nicks and creases to edges. One sheet missing.
Printed illustrated music sheet cover for 'Tom Matthews's Clown Songs'. Tom Matthews (1805-1889) is depicted on the cover in a characteristic Regency Clown outfit. Known as 'the Clown with a mouth like Piccadilly Circus', Matthews was a pupil of the great clown Joseph Grimaldi and joined the company at Sadler's Wells Theatre in the early 1820s.
[Ref: 59638]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[La Partie de Musique.]
[La Partie de Musique.]
Lavreince pinxit. V. Langlois jeu. Sculp.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Very rare and scarce engraving, proof before title, 380 x 465mm (15 x 18¼"), with good margins. Repaired nicks and tears on margins.
A group of musicians with instruments, preparing to play on a garden terrace, while a little boy tries to ride a dog in the foreground.
[Ref: 59603]   £380.00  
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The Pantomime, the Prize Comic Song, for which the Canterbury Hall premium of £10 was awarded.
The Pantomime, the Prize Comic Song, for which the Canterbury Hall premium of £10 was awarded. The poem by J. Vandenburgh, the music arranged by J. Harroway, as sung by Sam Cowell. Nos. 889-90.
The Musical Treasury. London: Davidson, 19 Peter's Hill, Doctors' Commons. [n.d. c.1849.]
Music sheet, pp. 4 with chromolithograph cover. Sheets 350 x 265mm (13¾ x 10½"). Slightly foxed, some tears to edges.
Printed illustrated music sheet cover for 'The Pantomime', words by J. Vandenbergh, music by J. Harroway and sung by Sam Cowell. llustrated with an image of Pantaloon, Columbine, Harlequin and Clown, possibly Joseph Grimaldi's 'Joey' clown.
[Ref: 59637]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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