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Original 19th Century Sheet Music Book, pre-Victorian era. Book M5.

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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.


The first musical title page is dated to 1809, announcing the 3rd edition of God Save the King.

Includes a selection of music including compositions by Von Weber, Rossini, Gluck, Dussek and others. Includes an interesting score of Madame Angelica Catalina's Variations noted to be sanctioned and signed by her (presumably a lithographic signature?).


Overture to Der Freyschutz for the Piano Forte, Composed by Carl Maria Von Weber.

Select Airs from Weber's Celebrated Opera Der Freischutz, arranged for the piano forte, with an accompaniment for the flute, by Burrowes, Books 1-3.

Airs from Alfred L Grand arranged for the piano forte with an accompaniment for the flute by T. Latour, Book 1.

Favorite Pieces from Rossini's Opera La Donna Del Lago, Arranged for Piano forte and flute by M. C. Mortellari, Book 1.

Gluck's favorite Air, Che Faro Senza Euridice in the opera of Orfeo, adapted as a Rondo for Piano forte by J.B. Cramer.

Saxon Air with Variations for Piano Forte by J. B. Cramer.

Concert No. 3 for Piano Forte with Accompaniments for full orchestra by George Eugene Griffin, Op. 6.

Sonata for the Piano Forte by G.E. Griffin, Op.7.

March for the Piano Forte by G.E. Grffin.

A Sonata for Piano Forte by J. L. Dussek, Op. 24.

No. 3 of Operatic Airs, including Clementi, Kalkbrenner, Latour, Ries, Rawlings, & C.

Madame Angelica Catalina's Variations arranged by Pio Cianchettini.

Grand Variations of the Fall of Paris for the Piano Forte with accompaniments, by Ignace Moscheles.

Select Airs from Rossini's Zelmira arranged as duets for Harp and Piano Forte, arranged by J. F. Burrowes.

Printed/Published in London.

A fair copy - text block is intact, but most of spine is missing and front covers are loose. Leather to remains of spine and corners with marbled boards and gilt decoration.

Marbling to text block edges. Text in good condition throughout with some foxing. A scarce music book of this era.


Approximately 343mm high x 259mm wide x 35mm deep.

Weight approximately 2.01kg unpacked.