Original 19th Century Sheet Music Book, pre-Victorian era. Book M1.
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.
This book features mainly published German music scores, plus some French. Undated.
Features work by Mozart, Kunzen, Bergt, Weber, Costa, Schmidt, Rosen et al.
Printed/Published in locations including Hamburg, Paris, Leipzig.
In good condition. Hardback with the letters 'R.C.M. No. 2' in gilt on front cover. Bumping and wear to cover. Creasing to endpaper. Previous owner's annotation to first title page. Text in good condition throughout. Soundly bound. A scarce music book of this era.
Approximately 238mm high x 341mm wide x 31mm deep.
Weight approximately 1.3kg unpacked.