Original 19th Century Sheet Music Book, pre-Victorian era. Book M8.
We have recently acquired a collection of books of vintage sheet music. Whilst most of these don't have printed dates, there are annotations in various of the books, which all seem contemporaneous with each other. One book carries the publication date of 1809. Handwritten dates are listed on occasion to the 1830s, most likely placing the publication of the books to the times of George III (reigned 1760-1820), George IV (reigned 1820-1830), and King William IV in the UK (reigned 1830-1837); pre-Victorian era. The earliest handwritten date we have noticed is 1799. Acquired in Scotland. Please see individual listings for full details.
Handwritten annotation on one of the title pages to 1831.
Includes a selection of music including compositions by Cramer, Cooke, Moschelles, Bochsa, Herz, Rossini, Beethoven and others.
Printed/Published in London, Dublin, Edinburgh
A fair copy - text block is intact, but rear cover is detached and spine heavily worn. Covers rubbed and bumped. Leather spine and corners with gilt decoration.
Missing first title page. Text in good condition throughout with some foxing. A scarce music book of this era.
Approximately 344mm high x 256mm wide x 40mm deep.
Weight approximately 2.46kg unpacked.