Fine Binding] Collection of Spanish Guitar Sheet Music from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (mostly from... Fine Binding] Collection of Spanish Guitar Sheet Music from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (mostly from... Fine Binding] Collection of Spanish Guitar Sheet Music from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (mostly from... Fine Binding] Collection of Spanish Guitar Sheet Music from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (mostly from...

Fine Binding] Collection of Spanish Guitar Sheet Music from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (mostly from the 1840s, with a few pieces from the 1850s and 60s)

Condition: Near Fine
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 4, 2009

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A stunning binding with intricate onlay of a muted yet colorful coat-of-arms and a decorative floral vine running up the spine. Folio-sized, 35 by 27 cm. Unpaginated, 63 leaves (over 100 pages of music). The first leaf has a painted version of the onlay coat-of-arms. The following leaf is a steel engraved portrait of the opera diva Jenny Lind. The first work of sheet music is a Spanish guitar arrangement of "Child of the Regiment" as sung by Jenny Lind, or the aria "Quando il destino" from the Donizetti opera best known as "La Fille du Regiment". This version gives the lyrics in both English and Italian (but not the best known French) and was published in New York. Virtually all the sheet music following was published either in New York or Philadelphia, with much of it arranged by L. Meignen. The scores are a mix of classical (then contemporary), more popular ballads and folk tunes (Stephen Foster). Given Lind's popularity at the time, her name is featured on other scores as well. The binding has been rebacked, with the original spine pasted on expertly, with little or no detraction from the overall appearance of the binding. Foxing and other forms of heavy toning affecting a number of scores, as typical of surviving sheet music. A few minor closed tears. Surely an unusual compilation of guitar music. Bookseller Inventory # 003936

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Title: Fine Binding] Collection of Spanish Guitar ...

Binding: Full Decorated Morocco

Book Condition:Near Fine

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