Warwick Williams Topsy-Turvy Quadrilles Lithographed Cover of Pixies by Thomas Packer from an Illustration by W Spalding 1887

$850.00

Lithographed color front cover by Thomas Packer from a drawing of W. Spalding of pixies making mischief, turning things upside down. [cover (i); 9 pages] Pencil pagination above printed page numbers indicate it was once bound in an album. There is a penciled initial of “B.G.D.” on the front cover, as well as a music retailer’s stamp for Grant in Edinburgh. The top edge is slightly trimmed, and the lower right-hand corner was trimmed when this music was bound in an album. Condition of this rare and striking color lithograph cover is good. One other copy was found at the British Library.

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Williams, Warwick. Topsy-Turvy Quadrilles. London: Francis Bros. & Day, Blenheim House, Oxford Street, W. [1887] First edition. Lithographed color front cover by Thomas Packer from a drawing of W. Spalding of pixies making mischief, turning things upside down. [cover (i); 9 pages] 32.7 cm. Pencil pagination above printed page numbers indicate it was once bound in an album. There is a penciled initial of “B.G.D.” on the front cover, as well as a music retailer’s stamp for Grant in Edinburgh. The top and bottom edges are slightly trimmed, and the lower right-hand corner was trimmed to prevent tearing when this music was bound in an album. Condition of this rare and striking color lithograph cover is good. One other copy was found at the British Library.

The Artful Dodger Written by Charles Sloman & Sam Cowell the Music Arranged by Fred Bridgeman Sung by Sam Cowell with Immense Applause

British Melodies The Composition of Master Hughes from the Fourth to the Ninth Year of His Age with Brilliant Variations for the Piano-Forte or Harp under the Patronage of Her Majesty to Which is Affixed a Collection of the Most Favorite Cambrian Melodies Harmonized by Master Hughes, and a Lithographed Fac-Simile of the Autographs of the Subscribers Headed by that of Her Majesty The Queen Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent The Queen Dowager His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex and Her Royal Highness The Princess Augusta Followed by Several Hundreds of the Nobility Gentry and Clergy of the United Kingdom

The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and The Isles, Communicated in an Original, Pleasing & Familiar Style, Having the Lively Airs Introduced as Medleys, to Form a Sequence to Each Slower Movement, With an Admired Plain Harmony for the Piano Forte, Harp, Organ or Violoncello, Intended rather to preserve Simplicity, than load with Embellishments; Edited by Capt S Fraser, Chiefly acquired during the Interesting Period from 1715 to 1745, through the Authentic Source narrated in the Accompanying Prospectus.