18th century, most probably British, manuscript tune book, mostly for tenor voice. MANUSCRIPT TUNEBOOK - 18th Century -, British.
18th century, most probably British, manuscript tune book, mostly for tenor voice
18th century, most probably British, manuscript tune book, mostly for tenor voice
18th century, most probably British, manuscript tune book, mostly for tenor voice

18th century, most probably British, manuscript tune book, mostly for tenor voice

Small oblong octavo ( 9 x 16 cms.). Full dark brown calf. 56ff., written both front to back and back to front.

58 tunes, with titles including:

- An Evening Hymn
- An Easter Humn
- Behold I bring you glad tidings
- Arise & hail ye sacried[!] day
- Anthem 60
- Sheppard C.M.
- Shooks 50th P.M. (4-part setting without text)
- An Anthem Out of ye 25 Salm[!] - Turn thou unto me o Lord
- Christmas Carol

The remainder of the tunes are settings of numbered psalm tunes for single tenor voice.

With "Richard Adams his book 1774" in manuscript to upper board and additional annotations including "Richard Adams his Book [...], 15, 1774" to front pastedown and "George Adams 1813," "July 1794," "James [?]Adams" and "Charles Humphreys" within manuscript.

Binding quite worn, rubbed, and bumped; upper board with central crack, lower with minor loss to inner edge. Internal wear, browning, and staining; several leaves slightly frayed at outer edge

Item #37991

Price: $450.00  other currencies