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167: bound vols. of 19th century American sheet music

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Title: Eleven bound volumes of 19th century American sheet music
Author: **
Description: Collection of 11 randomly bound volumes of 19th Century American sheet music from various individual owners, primarily published in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Cincinnatti., plus 1 album of early English music, undated but dates added in holograph ca. 1817-1827. Also includes approximately 50 loose pieces of 19th Century American music and another 60 pieces of early 20th Century which includes 15 0r 20 pieces of popular songs from the fifties. One notation in a Baltimore album says 133 pieces. Another album contains 45 pieces. So, we estimate there are approximately 500-600 total pieces. Scattered throughout are some very nice color lithographed covers from the 1860ís and 70ís. In the loose material there are some Dixie pieces and some nice graphically illustrated covers from the teens, as well as a handful of E.T. Paull color covers.The collection of Calvin P. Otto. For a more detailed description, please contact George Fox at the Galleries
Heading: (Sheet Music)Place Published: Various places
Date Published: 19th century


The condition varies, with most of the quarter bound bindings exhibiting edgewear, with one partially disbound, lacking spine. Otherwise the music is as bound in these custom bound volumes and in very good condition.
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PBA Galleries


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San Francisco, CA 94109
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