The Musical Bee. Volume 1[-5]. PERIODICAL - 19th Century - English.

The Musical Bee. Volume 1[-5].

London: Sherwood & Co. [1842-1844]. 5 volumes bound in 1. Small octavo. Newly bound in full marbled paper boards with printed title label to spines.

Vol. 1: Nos. 1 (August, 1842) – 6 (January, 1843). 48 pp.
Vol. 2: Nos. 7 (February, 1843) – 12 (July, 1843). 48 pp.
Vol. 3: Nos. 13 (August, 1843) – 18 (Jan, 1844). 48 pp.
Vol. 4: Nos. 19 (February, 1844) – 23 [June, 1844]. 40 pp. Lacking No. 24 [July, 1844.]
[Vol. 5]: Nos. 25 (August, 1844) – 26 (September, 1844). 16 pp. Lacking title, table of contents, and several issues.

With 2 preliminary leaves (title and table of contents) to each volume except Vol. 5.

Occasional light soiling and browning, minor annotations in pencil and black ink; slight loss to lower corners of first volume not affecting music.

Very rare. OCLC records incomplete runs only.

These volumes comprise several hundred melodies (without text) from operas, popular songs, dances, and orchestral and chamber music. References are made to fuller versions (e.g. with accompaniments) in contemporaneous periodical publications, in particular, the Flutonicon and the Pianista.

A significant resource for tunes popular at the time. Item #24937

Price: $450.00  other currencies

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