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Original 19th Century Sheet Music Book, pre-Victorian era. Book M6.

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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.



Includes a selection of longer pieces of music including compositions by Rossini and Bellini. Begins with La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie), by Rossini and arranged by Diabelli, Book 3rd. Includes I Puritani by Bellini, arranged by William Hutchins Callcott (Books 1-4). Also, Bellini's La Sonnambula, Books 1 and 2, and airs from Marliani's opera Il Bravo, arranged by William Hutchins Callcott.

Printed/Published in London.

A fair copy - text block is intact, but spine is heavily worn and front cover is virtually detached. General wear and bumping to cover boards. Red lather and marbled boards.

Text in very good condition throughout with some foxing. A scarce music book of this era.


Approximately 355mm high x 265mm wide x 32mm deep.

Weight approximately 2.11kg unpacked.