& Song Books
This is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of Antique
001musi: Large 1700 old Antiphonal Music Sheet. Antiphonals are sheets of music used by monks to sing Gregorian Chants. From the middle ages through the 18th century, many antiphonals were beautifully hand painted on sheepskin. This antiphonal was painted in 1700 at a monastery in Spain. It is on a large piece of sheepskin, and has music on both sides. The sheepskin is slightly yellowed with age, but it is in fine condition. If this sheet were framed, it would look fantastic! It would be perfect for anyone who has an interest in music. 15x22 in. $200
003musi: 1876 Music Trio, Love Triangle. Hand colored antique engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "Harmony and Discord." Shows a young woman seated at a harpsichord, gazing admiringly at a man who is accompanying her on the violin. The third member of the trio, a young man playing the cello, is obviously jealous.
11x16 in. $60
004musi: 1875 Harpsichord, Violin, Viola da Gamba Trio. Nicely hand colored engraving from an 1875 issue of Illustrirte Zeitung, a German-language news weekly. Shows young woman and two men playing music in a seventeenth century parlor setting. 11x16 in. $60
007musi: 1919 Sheet Music: Just a Girl Like You. Sheet music to "Just a Girl Like You" by Charles Ruddy and Harold Freeman. Cover contains a photographic image of a young woman in a stylish bonnet. 10x13 in. $30
008musi: 1913 Sheet Music: Local Pride March. Sheet music to "Local Pride March," by Al J. Forde. Cover contains a color lithographed image of a brass band marching in a parade. The name of a previous owner is written at the top of the cover in old fashioned ink. 10x14 in. $30
009musi: Musical Instrument: Upright Spinet. Beautiful color print of an upright spinet, published in 1956 by the New York Graphic Society.
11x15 in. $40
010musi: Musical Instrument: Double Spinet. Beautiful color print of a double spinet, published in 1956 by the New York Graphic Society.
11x15 in. $40
011musi: Musical Instrument: Clavichord. Beautiful color print of a clavichord, published in 1956 by the New York Graphic Society. 11x15 in. $40
014musi: 1820 Woodwind, Percussion Instruments. Nicely hand colored print from an 1820 text on musical instruments, printed from an engraved copper plate. The instruments shown are woodwinds, with the exception of two percussion items in the bottom row. 8x11 in. $50
015musi: 1820 Brass, Wind Musical Instruments. Nicely hand colored print from an 1820 text on musical instruments, printed from an engraved copper plate. All of the instruments shown are different types of horns. 8x11 in. $50
016musi: 1820 Ancient Musical Instruments. Nicely hand colored print from an 1820 text on musical instruments, printed from an engraved copper plate. Includes a view of a lyre, pipes, and several types of horns.
8x11 in. $50
017musi: 1820 Musical Instruments: Harps. Nicely hand colored print from an 1820 text on musical instruments, printed from an engraved copper plate. Shows three different types of harps: 1) Single Harp; 2) Ancient Triple Harp; and 3) Modern Triple Harp. 8x11 in. $50
018musi: 1820 Musical Instruments from India. Nicely hand colored print from an 1820 text on musical instruments, printed from an engraved copper plate. At top is a view of many people playing Indian instruments. Below are views of a "Been," which is a stringed instrument similar to a sitar.
8x11 in. $50
019musi: 1803 Ancient Musical Instruments, Masks. Engraved images from an 1820 text on musical instruments, showing views of several harp-like stringed instruments from ancient Greece. Also included are views of ancient Greek masks.
8x11 in. $40
020musi: 1858 Ancient Musical Instruments. Nicely hand colored, engraved print from an 1858 text on musical instruments. Contains views of twenty one different ancient instruments, primarily
from Greece and Egypt.
6x9 in. $50
022musi: 1891 Music: Singing in Harmony. Engraved scene from The Graphic, titled "Friends of Harmony." Shows a group of men gathered in a Victorian parlor, singing to
11x16 in. $40
023musi: 1870 Print: Great German Music Composers. Engraved scene from Harper's Weekly, titled "Great German Composers." Contains images of numerous German classical composers gathered together, as if they were all seated in the same room. 11x16 in. $40
024musi: 1870: Stringed Musical Instruments. Interesting engraved image from the Illustrated London News, titled "Musical Instruments in the South Kensington Museum." Almost all of them are stringed instruments, with the exception of several small flutes and a xylophone. 11x16 in. $40
025musi: 1871: Woman Playing Lute. Engraved scene from Every Saturday, titled "Adelina Patti as Desdemona." Shows a woman seated in a wooden chair, playing a stringed instrument which
appears to be a lute.
11x16 in. $40
026musi: 1900 Ad for Upright Piano. Color lithographed advertisement for upright pianos by Wing and Son. Features a frontal view of a Wing piano. Text beneath the image states that the model shown is "Style 29," with a figured
12x12 in. $40
027musi: 1873 Music Rehearsal Scene. Hand colored engraving of a painting by R. Zimerman, titled "Before the Rehearsal." Shows a group of 17th or 18th century musicians seated around a table, preparing to play. Published circa 1873 by D. Appleton and Co.
11x16 in. $60
028musi: 1915 World War I Player Piano Ad. Full page advertisement for Pianola player pianos, from the June 19, 1915 issue of The Graphic. Shows a young woman seated at the piano, while three men in military uniforms enjoy the music. Text above the image states that Pianola pianos distract the mind from gloomy thoughts.
11x16 in. $35
029musi: 1870 Music Ad: Cabinet Organ. Full page advertisement for Mason & Hamlin cabinet organs, from the Oct. 29, 1870 issue of Every Saturday. Shows an organ from the front, with text beneath describing improvements that had been made to the
current year's models.
11x16 in. $35
030musi: 1897 Piano Music Print by Gibson. Hand colored engraving by Charles Dana Gibson, titled "The Triumph of Genius." Shows a young woman seated next to a talented pianist, who is playing the piano. The woman's jealous lover is watching from the side.
11x16 in. $60
031musi: 1856 Dancing Fashion Print. Nicely hand colored engraving printed circa 1856, showing four well-dressed couples at a dance. Print is titled "Polka Fashions." The title beneath the image is very faded and difficult to read, but the image itself is clean and clear. 6x9" $40
032musi: 1895 Music Conductor Portrait. Sepia tone photographic portrait of Theodore Thomas, a late 19th century conductor. Printed in 1895 as an illustration to a book. Shows Thomas standing in front of a music stand, with a baton in his right hand. 11x16 in. $40
033musi: 1888 Ad for Sohmer Pianos. Color lithographed advertisement for Sohmer pianos, featuring a "race" between several pianos of American and European manufacture. The Sohmer piano is in the lead. Judges representing England, France and Germany are watching the race. On the right, a woman representing Public Opinion is handing a laurel wreath to the victor. In the lower right corner, there is a small poem
praising Sohmer's victory.
10x13 in. $40
034musi: 1926: Spanish Woman Playing Guitar. Color lithographed cover to the March 1926 Ladies Home Journal, featuring a woman in traditional Spanish dress playing a guitar. 10x14 in. $50
035musi: 1902: Jan Kubelik, Concert Violinist. Color portrait of Jan Kubelik, a concert violinist from Bohemia. Published in the Jan. 4, 1902 issue of Harper's Weekly. 11x16 in. $40
1820 Hand colored copper engraving showing Russian musical instruments featuring the Gudok, which is a Rebec with three strings; Rojok, and Balalaika.
11-1/2 x 9 in. $40
1917 Color image showing a woman playing her ukulele on the cover of Judge titled, "A "Rag" Doll."
10 x 8-1/2 in. $40
1926 Oh How She Could Play A Ukulele Chromolithographed cover of music by Irving Berlin, Inc. publishers. Complete 5-sheet music.
12 x 9-1/4 in. $30
1927 Hand colored half-tone cover of The Saturday Evening Post showing a woman playing a ukulele as her gentleman friend looks on over her shoulder. There is a sticker covering part of the newspaper's title.
13-1/2 x 10 in. $40
1920 Paperback Tenor Banjo practical chord method of self-instruction by Arthur Black which features chord charts in all the keys. Published by Sharman Clay & Co. in San Francisco.
10 x 7 in. $30
1945 Sepia-tone sheet music for Nancy With the Laughing Face, with lyrics by Phil Silvers and music by Jimmy Van Heusen. Music was inspired by Nancy Sinatra who is shown on the cover. Someone's name is written on bottom of cover. Published by Stanwood
Music Corp in New York.
12 x 9 in. $30
1944 Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael music from To Have and Have Not titled, "How Little We Know." Published by M. Witmark & Sons, New York.
12 x 9 in. $30
Harper's Weekly Supplement showing a man "Tuning Up" his violin as a little girl watches. Wood engraving by W. Rainey.
16 x 11 in. $40
C. 1897 D. Appleton & Co. steel engraving titled, "The Strollers" which shows a mother holding her infant as her husband
holds his violin.
14-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $50
1870 The Illustrated London News hand colored wood engraving showing Musical Instruments in the South Kensington
Museum of that era.
16 x 11 in. $60
1897 Hand colored wood engraved Christmas Carol music, as part of a Supplement to the
San Francisco Examiner.
14 x 11 in. $50
C.1860 Steel engraving titled, "Music Hath Charms" which shows a boy showing his baby sister how a triangle sounds when played.
10 x 6 in. $40
C.1900 Hand colored lithograph titled, "Pupitres" which was featured in the Encyclopedie Du Meuble in Pupitres, Pl. II. Four elaborate music stands are displayed.
18 x 13-1/2 in. $100
1902 Chromolithographed Songbook from The Billionaire, as Produced by The Klaw and Erlanger Opera Company. Published by Sol Bloom, New York. Song is "Jes' 'Cause de Moon was Shinin'." Back cover also features smaller versions of I'll be Your Rain-Beau, Pinky Panky Poo, Sammy, and There's Nobody Just Like You. Half-tone images of the composer and lyricist.
Unopened, music book measures:
14 x 10 in. $25
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