1 page of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Thursday August 14th, n.d. but early 19th century.
"Send home my wardrobe tomorrow."
Slightly worn, soiled, and browned; creased at folds; several very small edge tears and chips; remnants of tape to verso.
Together with bust-length stipple engraving, 113 mm. x 76 mm., laid down to mounting sheet with printed identification to verso: "Mr. Braham, as Lord Aimworth."
An English tenor and composer, "Braham was a showman who gave his various audiences what they wanted, whether singing of high quality, stirring patriotic sentiment or florid, tasteless ornament. His voice was a magnificent, durable instrument, with a range of A to e″, the scale so even that the change to falsetto was said to be imperceptible. Scott declared him ‘a beast of an actor but an angel of a singer’. His diction was generally agreed to be excellent."Ronald Crichton in Grove Music Online.
Price: $110.00 other currencies