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South East Asian Art and Antiques, & Antiquarian, Rare and Collectable books
South East Asian Art and Antiques, & Antiquarian, Rare and Collectable books

Original 19th Century Sheet Music Book, pre-Victorian era. Book M4. Haydn's La Creation du Monde.

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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.


Undated, but with some handwritten inscriptions to title pages.

La Creation du Monde; There are 8 pieces from Haydn's Creation, which are followed by one last piece of music entitled 'Scene et Duo; Du 5e. Acte D'Armide. Musique de Gluck, arrangee pour Piano par J.B. Auvray' (9 pages).

Printed/Published in Paris.

In good condition. With green leather spine and marbled boards. 

Bumping and wear to cover, but all still soundly bound. Yellow edges to text block. Previous owner's annotation to various music title pages and their name to the first pastedown. Text in very good condition throughout with some foxing. First pastedown signed by Isabella Mary Abbs. Soundly bound. A scarce music book of this era.


Approximately 338mm high x 259mm wide x 20mm deep.

Weight approximately 1.1kg unpacked.