London: R. Birchall, No. 133 New Bond Street, (n. d.). 11, [1 (blank)] pp. Engraved designs to title page. 12-3/4" x 9-1/4". Half-bound brown leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lyres stamped five times between gilt rules to spine. Rubbing and wear to boards and edges, one gutter break towards rear neatly and professionally repaired. A Good - VG item overall. Age-toning to leaves. Shop stamp to lower margin of first leaf. Middle leaves with closed horizontal splits [with little to no loss]. Repaired fore-edges. Ink splotches. A Good copy. Item #38324
This title bound with 40 other pieces of early 19th-century juvenile / intermediate player sheet music: Tavistock Books' Inventory ID Nos. 38309 - 38350. The handwritten Contents pg lists 43 titles; however, as Cooke's "Lord Hardwicke's March" and "Lady Hardwicke's Waltz" share a title pg, as do "Paine of Almacks Quadrille" and "Prince Frederick of Prussias Waltz", we have combined those titles into one record each (ID Nos. 38334 and 38318, respectively).
Volume as a whole includes arrangements circa 1800 - 1830 of well-known pieces such as Mozart's "Masquerade Minuet" (Don Giovanni), C. E. Horn's version of "Cherry Ripe", J. B. Cramer's arrangement of "Rousseau's Dream", and "Serenaders Quadrilles" (selections from Weber's Der Freyschutz) arranged by G. A. Hodson. Illustrations include some lithographic images to sheet music title pages, & some engraved designs to title leaves.
Price is for entire volume containing all 41 pieces.