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[The Bristol Conservatoire Polka].
[The Bristol Conservatoire Polka]. Expressly Composed & Performed by the Pupils of the Bristol Conservatoire of Music and Respectfully Dedicated to Sir John Kerle Haberfield, Knight, by Bertram. V.D. Mark, D.r B.C.M. Bristol.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Songbook, 8pp, with lithographic illustrated cover. 315 x 250mm (12½ x 9¾"). Hinge of cover split, small tear in front cover.
The cover illustration is of the orchestra of the Conservatoire.
[Ref: 52633]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Cirque des Champs-Élysées. Quadrille équestre.
Cirque des Champs-Élysées. Quadrille équestre. La Loisirs par V. Adan.
Imp. Lemercier, Bernard et Ce.
Paris, publié par Jeannin, Place du Louvre, 50. [Jeannin Publisher's Stamp.] [n.d. c.1850.]
Scarce coloured lithograph. 285 x 380mm (11¼ x 15").
Inside the Cirque d'Été, a Parisian equestrian theatre, built in 1841. Horses parading and dancing; other acrobatic acts involving horses around the outside of the main image.
[Ref: 52458]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ivy Green.
The Ivy Green. Written by Charles Dickens Esq.r. Composed by Henry Russell.
H.C. Maguire del. et lith.
London: D'Almaine & Co. 20, Soho Square. [n.d., c.1838.]
Songbook. pp. 10, with lithographic illustrated cover. 360 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Covers soiled.
A ballard written by Charles Dickens, originally sung by the clergyman of Dingley Dell in 'The Pickwick Papers'. The lyrics were set to music by several composers, including Henry Russell (1812-1900) in 1838.
[Ref: 52632]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Royal Elephant
The Royal Elephant Preserving the true Prince (Mr. Hemmings) from the Conspirators. Now performing with distinguished success at the Theatre Royal, Adelphi.
R.J.H. [in image.]
Pub.d by W. Kenneth, corner Bow Street, Covent Garden, London. G.E. Madeley, Lithog. Wellington St. Strand. [n.d. c.1829.]
Rare lithograph. 197 x 282mm (7¼ x 10½").
A depiction of the elephant from 'The Elephant of Siam and the Fire Fiend!', first produced at the Adelphi on Thursday 3 December 1829. The mid-Victorian period marked the height of the British publicís fascination with Britainís colonies; hence, the introduction of elephants across the capital. Three elephants were brought to England in East India Company ships between 1809 and 1811.
[Ref: 52455]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Royal Elephant at Dinner
The Royal Elephant at Dinner Now performing with distinguised success, at the Theatre Royal, Adelphi.
R.J. Hamerton [in image.]
Pub.d by W. Kenneth, corner Bow Street, Covent Garden, London. G.E. Madeley, Lithog. Wellington St. Strand. [n.d. c.1829.]
Rare lithograph. 214 x 280mm (8 x 10½"). Some creasing.
Three elephants were brought to England in East India Company ships between 1809 and 1811. The elephants were either exhibited at the Covent Garden Theatre or bought by circus owner Stephani Polito, where they joined his menagerie at Exeter Exchange on the Strand in London. The mid-Victorian period marked the height of the British publicís fascination with Britainís colonies; hence, the introduction of elephants across the capital.
[Ref: 52456]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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