Nineteenth-Century Manuscript Musical Score

    Francesco Bianchi. "Nuovo Metodo = / Per apprendere con facilità L'accompagnamento / = Del Sigre. Francesco Bianchi = / = 1807 [underlined] = ."
    Oblong folio (9.625 x 11.875 inches; 244 x 303 mm.). [25] leaves. Written in black ink on ten-stave paper. Watermarked: 1806? and "Evans & Sons". Binding size: 10.5 x 12.75 inches; 269 x 323 mm.). No. 1 - No. 82.
    Contemporary marbled paper covered boards with dark blue morocco-grain paper spine and brown leather tips. Binding quite worn, with loss to both paper and leather, especially at board edges. Piece of paper (upper half torn away) affixed to front board inscribed ind faded black ink: "Lord Nelson fa[?] / at Burnham Thorpe. / & sold at the Burnham / Thorpe sale 40 years ago. / [flourish]." With a small circular label in the lower corner of the front board numbered in ink: 373. First leaf soiled and darkened with a tiny tear to lower edge. Paper slightly browned, especially at the edges.
    Small bookseller's ticket on front pastedown: "Kenneth Mummery / Books and Music / Bournemouth, England." From the library of John Carroll Collins, with his booklabel on front pastedown.

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