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Signed and dated 1837 in the stone by the artist. 394 x 286 mm. Slightly browned at edges from old mat.
[DANCE - 19th Century Romantic Ballet] Duvernay, Pauline 1812-1894
Fine large hand-coloured lithograph by John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876) of Duvernay in the role of Florinda in Jean Coralli's ballet Le Diable Boîteaux (The Devil on Two Sticks or The Lame Devil)
London Published Feby. 14th 1837 by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket Paris chez Rittner et Goupil... Printed by C. Hullmandel
Price: $1,650.00
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The composer is depicted half-length in three-quarter profile within an oval border. 250 x 193 mm. + good margins. A fine impression on laid paper. Remnants of adhesive to edges of verso.
DALAYRAC, Nicolas 1753-1809
Aquatint portrait engraving by Edme Quenedey (1756-1830)
Paris 1809
Price: $850.00
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Titled and signed in the stone by the artist. Signed in pencil by the artist. 330 x 249 mm. + wide margins.A fine impression on wove paper.
BORODIN, Aleksandr Porfir'yevich 1833-1887
Fine portrait lithograph by G. Artzibaishev (fl. 20th century)
Price: $600.00
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The composer is depicted seated, playing the organ. Dated 1898 in the plate. 220 x 178 mm. + wide margins.  A fine impression on laid paper.Very minor browning.
SAINT-SAËNS, Camille 1835-1921
Portrait etching by Achille Jacquet (1846-1908)
Price: $250.00
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With the artist's name and a date of 1816 in the plate. 225 x 145 mm. + wide margins. With unidentified collector's stamp ("N.B.") to verso. A fine impression on wove paper. Slightly browned at edges.
DITTERSDORF, Karl Ditters von 1739-1799
Half-length portrait lithograph by Heinrich von Wintter (1788-1825)
Price: $475.00
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Signed in pencil by the artist at lower right, just below impression. 237 x 180 mm. + wide margins.A fine impression on laid paper. Very slightly browned.
NIKISCH, Arthur 1855-1922
Fine bust-length etching by Emil Orlik (1870-1922)
Vienna [?ca. 1920]
Price: $300.00
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[OPERA SINGERS]. The Robert H. and Jacqueline M. Cowden Collection of Books Relating to Concert and Opera Singers
Approximately 1,100 titles dating from 1742 to present, carefully assembled over a 50-year period. Includes many rare items, autographed copies and limited editions
Price: $90,000.00
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Signed and dated by the artist in the stone, together with an attestation to the fact that the portrait was made from life. Printed in black on a yellow ground. 193 x 165 mm. Margins slightly worn and foxed. In very good condition overall. A fine impression on wove paper.
ROSSINI, Gioachino 1792-1868
Fine bust-length portrait lithograph by Juilen Boilly (1796-1874)
Paris de Villain [ca. 1823]
Price: $600.00
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Folio. Newly bound in half dark tan leather with marbled boards, dark red leather label titled in gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 1f. (privilege), 1-9 (typeset preface), [i] (blank), 51, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved, with "Philips Sculpt." to foot of last page of music. With the signature of George Howell and a date of 1750 to front free endpaper.From the distinguished collection of the noted English music and instrument dealer Thomas William Taphouse (1838-1905), with his signature "TW Taphouse Oxford" on a small slip of paper affixed to front pastedown.Light uniform browning; two leaves slightly stained at blank upper margin; endpapers and final three leaves slightly foxed; Howell signature partially erased. A very good, clean and well-margined copy overall.
GEMINIANI, Francesco 1687-1762
The Art of Playing on the Violin
London [n.p.] 1751
Price: $2,800.00
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Four volumes. Quarto. Full modern marbled boards with printed paper labels to spines. With numerous illustrative plates, some depicting musical instruments, diagrams and musical examples (some engraved) throughout. Volume I [1789]: 1f. (title), [iii]-v (Dedication to the Queen), [vi] (blank), [vii]-[viii] (Contents), xvi (Preface), xvii-xviii (Definitions), 485, [1] (blank), [487]-501, [i] (blank) + a total of 7 engraved plates (2 of which are folding) and 2 folding woodcut plates + [ix] index, [i] (blank), [i] ("Directions to the Book-Binder) pp. With a fine half-length engraved frontispiece portrait by Bartolozzi after Sir Joshua Reynolds of Burney holding a leaf of music. Includes 3 engraved plate by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, one by Grignion and one by Burney.Volume II. Printed for the Author: And sold by J. Robson... and G. Robinson, 1782. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents), 586, pp. 587-597 engraved music, [i] (blank) pp. ,Volume III. Printed for the Author: And sold by Payne and Son... Robson and Clark... and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents), [iii]-xi ("Essay on Musical Criticism"), [i] (blank), 622 + [xi] (Index), [i] (Errata) pp. With 2 engraved plates, one by Bartolozzi after Cipriani and one by Bartolozzi after Burney Volume IV. Printed for teh Author: And sold by Payne and Son... Robson and Clark... and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789.  1f. (title), 1f. (contents), 685, [i] (blank), 1f. ("Chronological List of the principal Books published on the Subject of Music in England..."), [xii] (Index), [i] (Errata), [i] (blank) pp. With one engraved plate by Bartolozzi after CiprianiSome light browning, primarily to margins; occasional mispagination; other minor defects consisting mostly of very occasional small holes and tears to blank margins.An unusually attractive, clean, crisp and wide-margined copy overall.
BURNEY, Charles 1726-1814
A General History of Music
London Printed for the Author: And sold by Payne and Son... Robson and Clark... and G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1782, 1789
Price: $1,250.00
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The composer is depicted in formal dress holding a quill pen poised over a leaf of blank music manuscript paper. "F. Halévy" printed to foot of image. 292 x 355 mm. Minor browning to edges. A fine impression on wove paper with large margins.
HALÉVY, Jaques Francois 1799-1862
Fine large bust-length portrait lithograph by Zéphirin Belliard (1798-?1857)
Paris Lith. de Grégoire et Deneux [1843-1851]
Price: $800.00
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Small emblematic portraits of Lully and Quinault are set in a richly illustrated border incorporating numerous musical and literary motifs, including scenes from Lully's operas and musical instruments, with biographical notes on both the composer and librettist below. 334 x 226 plus wide margins. With "Les Illustres Français" to head. Slightly browned; dampstaining to blank upper margin. A fine impression on laid paper.
LULLY, Jean-Baptiste 1634-1687 and Philippe QUINAULT 1635-1688
Fine original engraving by Nicolas Ponce (1746-1831) after Clement Pierre Marillier (1740-1808)
Paris [1770-1780]
Price: $900.00
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Corelli is depicted half-length, facing left, holding a leaf of musical manuscript in his left hand. 258 x 184 mm. plus margins. Slightly browned and spotted. A strong impression on laid paper.
CORELLI, Arcangelo 1675-1737
Portrait engraving by John Cole (fl. 1720-1740)
Price: $350.00
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269 x 206 mm. Trimmed to plate mark; small portion of lower right blank corner trimmed away.
[HANDEL] Rolli, Paolo Antonio 1687-1767
Mezzotint portrait of the librettist, half-length, seated at a table
[?London] [ca. 1790]
Price: $300.00
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Within a circular border with printed title "Joseph Haydn" and the composer's birth and death dates, with outer decorative border incorporating musical instruments and musical manscript leaves, Haydn's facsimile signature below the image. Published in Austria or Germany, after 1809.  207 x 132 mm. Laid down to heavy mounting paper, slightly worn and soiled.
HAYDN, Joseph 1732-1809
Portrait lithograph
Price: $450.00
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Identified at upper right in contemporary manuscript: "Spontini." ?1803-1815. Executed in black and white crayon on dark tan paper. 522 x 416 mm. A very accomplished drawing, very likely done from life. Slightly worn; small area of paper reinforcement to lower right corner of verso.
SPONTINI, Gasparo 1774-1851
Fine large original drawing by an anonymous artist
[?Paris]
Price: $9,500.00
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The composer is depicted wearing a wig with an open lace collar. Signed in the stone by the artist. 172 x 110 mm. A fine impression on wove paper.
LULLY, Jean-Baptiste 1634-1687
Lithographic portrait by Ducarme after a drawing by Adolphe Midy (1797-1874), bust-length
Paris Blaisot [ca. 1830]
Price: $200.00
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Signed and dated in the stone by the artist. With printed text below portrait: "Institut Royal de France. Académie des beaux Arts (Musique) Cherubini... Chevr. de La Legion d'honneur et de St. Michel. Surintendant de la musique du Roi etc. Né à florence [en 1760] Elu en 1815." With "539" in pencil to foot of sheet. Image size 150 x 175 mm., sheet size 298 x 202 mm. Slightly soiled and foxed. A very good impression on wove paper.
CHERUBINI, Luigi 1760-1842
Fine bust-length lithographic portrait by Julien Boilly (1796-1874)
[Paris] [ca. 1820]
Price: $750.00
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173 x 140 mm. Lightly browned and spotted; verso with light offsetting of text from volume from which the portrait was evidentlly extracted.
HUMMEL, Johann Nepomuk 1778-1837
Lithographic portrait by Cäcile Brand (fl. ca. 1820-1840), bust-length
Leipzig A. Kneisel [1833]
Price: $120.00
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Stanford is depicted half-length, the head and face receiving detailed treatment with the body roughly sketched out. Signed and dated by the artist in the stone "W.R. 97."  231 x 166 mm.Browned, slightly heavier to edges; two small areas at blank upper margin stained from mounting tape. Quite a good impressionn printed on tan wove paper.
STANFORD, Sir Charles Villiers 1852-1924
Portrait lithograph by William Rothenstein (1872-1924)
London T[homas] Way 1897
Price: $475.00
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Signed and dated by the artist in pencil at lower right just below plate impression with the number "13" in pencil to lower right corner. With "Dr. Richard Strauss 1917" printed at head of image. 268 x 190 mm. plus wide margins.
STRAUSS, Richard 1864-1949
Fine drypoint etching by the noted artist Emil Orlik (1870-1932)
?Vienna 1917
Price: $1,750.00
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4 volumes bound in 3. Octavo. Attractively bound in full mid-tan calf with decorative spines and edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt, all edges yellow, silk ribbon markers. Vol. I: 1f. (engraved pictorial title of a young boy on horseback by Kunze after Brentano), 1f. (half-title), 470 pp.; Vol. 2: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (engraved pictorial title with the Oldenburg horn and Heidelberg Castle by A. Weise after a sketch by Brentano drawn by Wilhelm Grimm), 1f. (volume secondary title), 448 pp.; Vol. 3: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (engraved pictorial title with a male figure playing the flute, a female playing the harp, by Ludwig Emil Grimm after Brentano), 1f. (volume secondary title), 253 pp.; Vol. 4: 1f. (engraved pictorial frontispiece by Ludwig Emil Grimm after Brentano), 1f. (title: "Kinderlieder Anhang zum Wunderhorn"), 103 pp. With an 8-page dedication to Goethe to Volume 1. Bookplate of Lili Bon to front pastedown of all three volumes. Bindings very slightly rubbed and bumped at corners. Vol. I: professional repairs to edges of first six leaves, two leaves with professional repairs with no loss of text, some minor foxing and staining; Vol. 2: title very slightly trimmed at lower edge just affecting several letters of imprint; minor dampstaining and foxing, some mispagination; Vol. 3: minor foxing, staining to edges of upper margins throughout, some mispagination; Vol. 4: frontispiece slightly trimmed and laid down to mounting paper.
ARMIN, Archim von and Clemens BRENTANO
Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Alte deutsche Lieder
Heidelberg, Frankfurt Mohr u. Zimmer, J.C.B. Mohr 1806-1808
Price: $3,800.00
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5 volumes. Large folio. In full cloth with titling gilt to uppers and spine. In dustjackets.Volume 1: Early Wares: Prehistoric to Tenth Century. 288 pp. Volume 2: Sung Wares. 308 pp. Volume 3: Liao, Hsi-Hsia, Chin and Yuan Wares, 300 pp. Volume 4: Ming Official Wares. 308 pp. Volume 5: Ch'ing Official and Popular Wares. 320 pp.  With over 2,000 illustrations in full colour throughout. Text in English and captions accompanying illustrations in both English and Chinese. In exceptionally good condition with only very slight wear to dustjackets and with some endpapers very slightly cockled.
LIU, Liang-Yu
A Survey of Chinese Ceramics
Taiwan Aries Gemini [1991]
Price: $1,600.00
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Folio. In publisher's original wrappers with decorative device printed in sepia. 1f. (title), [i] (dedication), 2-31, [iii] (blank) pp. Decorative engraved title printed in blue and black, music engraved. Dedication to second leaf printed in sepia. Price: "f 3._C.M." above, "fl. 2._" below.  Some foxing; lower margin slightly dampstained; edges browned and slightly frayed; slight loss to lower outer corner of pp. 19/20 and 29/30; lower wrapper torn at upper edge; occasional minor tears.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849, LISZT, Franz 1811-1886, Carl CZERNY 1791-1857, Sigismond THALBERG 1812-1871, Johann Peter PIXIS 1788-1874, and Henri HERZ 1803-1888
Hexameron. Morceau de Concert. Grandes Variations de Bravoure pour piano sur la Marche des Puritains de Bellini. Composées pour le Concert de Mme. la Princesse Belgiojoso au Bénéfice des pauvres par M.M. Liszt, Thalberg, Pixis, Henri Herz, Czerny et Chopin.
Vienne Tob. Haslinger [PN T.H. 7700] [October 1839]
Price: $1,750.00
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Folio. Disbound, with remnants of sewing. [i] (title), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. No price. Two numbers to foot of title: "19951" (the PN) and "20526." Browned and moderately soiled; lower outer corner slightly chipped; spine crudely reinforced with tape; pencilled fingerings and other annotations.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 76]. Valse (Mi-min) pour le piano... Oeuvre posthume
Mayence: les fils de B. Schott [PN] 19551 [ca. 1875]
Price: $100.00
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2-1/3 pp. of a bifolium. Dated [Berlin]-Charlottenburg, January 23, 1902. In German (with transcription and translation). Regarding a recommendation for the director of the Berliner Tonkünstlerorchester, Herr Strunz, and mentioning Strauss's "Singgedicht," Feursnot. Strunz "is looking for some patrons enthusiastic about the arts who could help him materially... Is it very outrageous of me to bother you with this? Since, however, I myself, too, am only guided by purely artistic interest in this enterprise, to which I contribute the greatest sacrifices of time and effort myself, perhaps you will forgive me... I am going to travel to Vienna tomorrow for the premiere of my opera..."Creased at folds and very slightly overall; slightly defective at inner fold, with four small file holes to blank areas filled in with matching paper, slightly affecting several letters.
STRAUSS, Richard 1864-1949
Autograph letter signed in full to "Herr Levy"
Price: $1,600.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (series title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Series title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "85c." Printed footnote to last page of music: "              .        .                         22   24" [engraved by A. Büttner at 22 and 24 Nevsky Prospekt].With numerous pencilled fingerings, notational corrections, and other markings.Slightly soiled and browned; leaves detached.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 66]. Compositions célèbres pour le piano par Frédéric Chopin... Fantaisie-Impromptu. (Cis moll). op. 66
St Pétersbourg A. Büttner [PN 468.] [ca. 1880]
Price: $135.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "5 f." Publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of title.Slightly soiled and foxed; edges slightly browned; minor offsetting; leaves partially detached; edges slightly frayed; small collection stamp and the number "105" to upper margin of title.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 64 no. 3]. Trois Valses pour le Piano... à Mademoiselle la Comtesse Catherine Branicka... Op: 64 No. 3
Paris: Maison Mde. Schlesinger [PN] B. et Cie. 4743. (3) [Autumn 1847]
Price: $675.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (series title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Series title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "80c." "Valse brillante" on series title underlined in blue pencil. Pervasive fingerings and other markup in pencil in an unknown hand. Slightly worn, soiled, browned, and frayed; leaves partially detached.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 64 no. 2]. Compositions célèbres pour le piano par Frédéric Chopin... Valse brillante. (Cis moll). op. 64. No. 2
S. Pétersbourg A. Büttner [PN 741.] [not before 1875]
Price: $120.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-10, [ii] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "20 Ngr." Publisher's handstamp to foot of title.Slightly worn and soiled; minor offsetting; paper reinforcement to spine; previous owner's handstamp ("RH"?) to first page of music; fingerings and other annotations in pencil to first page of music only.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 63]. Trois Mazourkas pour le Piano... À Madame la Comtesse Laure Czosnowska... Op. 63
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel... [PN] 7714 [November 1847]
Price: $800.00
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Folio. Disbound, with remnants of sewing. 1f. (title), 3-13, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "22 1/2 Ngr." Publisher's handstamp to foot of title.Former owner's handstamp (?"RH") to first page of music. Extensive fingering and other annotations added in pencil, with verbal directives in German, in at least two different hands (one of them in German cursive). Slightly worn, soiled and creased; some offsetting.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 62]. Deux Nocturnes pour le Piano à Mademoiselle R. de Könneritz... Op. 62
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel... [PN] 7547 [1846]
Price: $700.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "15 Ngr." With publisher's handstamp to foot of title.Slightly worn, soiled and creased; title slightly foxed.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 57]. Berceuse pour le piano dédiée à Mademoiselle Elise Gavard... Op. 57
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel... [PN] 7259 [after 1845]
Price: $400.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 5, [i] (advertisement) pp. Title and music engraved (by A. Vialon), advertisement typeset. Price: "5 f." Publisher's handstamp to foot of title.Slightly soiled; some bleeding and offsetting; crudely trimmed.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 57]. Berceuse pour le piano dédiée à Mademoiselle Elise Gavard... Op. 57.
Paris: J. Meissonnier... Londr [PN] J.M. 2186 [after September 1854]
Price: $350.00
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Folio. Unbound. 1f. (title), 5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved (by A. Vialon). Price: "5 f." Publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of title.Slightly worn; minor dampstaining to upper portions of each leaf; one fingering (digit "4") added in pencil to p. 4.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 57]. Berceuse pour le piano dédiée à Mademoiselle Elise Gavard... Op. 57
Paris: J. Meissonnier... Londr [PN] J.M. 2186 [July 1845]
Price: $650.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. Note to upper left corner of title: "Gazette Musicale du 9 Juillet 1843." Price: "6f." With "Gazette Musicale du 9 Juillet 1843" printed at upper left of title. Some minor creasing and dampstaining; spine slightly frayed with some loss; pp. 3-6 trimmed at lower margin. With continuous pagination but with content of pages 3 and 5 transposed. Printed on lightweight paper.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 51]. 3.e Impromptu pour Piano dédié à Madame La Comtesse Esterhazy née Comtesse Batthyany... Op: 51
Paris: Maurice Schlesinger... [PN M. 3847] July 9, 1843
Price: $650.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-9, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "chaque 6 f." Publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of title. Minor offsetting.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 48 no. 2]. 13.e et 14.e Nocturne pour piano dédiés à Mademoiselle Laure Duperré... Op: 48 No. [...]... En deux livres
Paris: Maurice Schlesinger... [PN] M.S. 3488 [1842]
Price: $750.00
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Folio. Sewn. 1f. (title), 3-16, [ii] (blank). Title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "27 Ngr." Publisher's handstamp to foot of title. With pencilled fingerings and other annotations, including verbal directives in German cursive, especially to first nocturne (pp. 3-9). "13me Nocturne" to head of page 3 and "14me Nocturne" to head of page 10; previous owner's handstamp ([?]"F.U.") to first page of music. Slightly soiled; some minor offsetting; very minor staining to lower margins of all leaves except title; spine reinforced with tape.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 48]. Deux Nocturnes pour le Piano composées et dédiées À Mademoiselle Laure Duperré... Op. 48
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel... [PN] 6653 [January 1842]
Price: $750.00
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Folio. Unbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-14, [ii] (blank) pp. Lithographed throughout. Price: "24 Ngr." Publisher's and "Scharfenberg & Luis, New York" handstamps to foot of title.Minor to moderate foxing and soiling; slightly worn at edges.
CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849
[Op. 47]. Ballade pour le Piano dédiée À Mademoiselle Pauline de Noailles... Op. 47
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel... [PN] 6652 [ca. 1859]
Price: $450.00
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