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This French musician and composer was appointed harpist to Napoleon in 1813, giving lessons to Empress Josephine and Marie Louise, which made harp-playing all the rage among Parisian elite; later he became harpist to Louise XVIII and the duc de Berri; fleeing France on forgery charges, he became celebrated in London, and toured Ireland with George IV; he served as professor of harp at the Royal Academy of Music briefly, andconducted the King's Theatre from 1826 to 1832; later he toured America, and died in Australia while touring there. Bold, sloppy "Ch. Bochsa" signature in brown ink, 3¼" X 1½" slip (tipped to slightly larger sheet), n.p., n.y. Near fine. Nice example of this uncommon signature. Bookseller Inventory # 31653

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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