Lot 409: Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus). Le Nozze de Figaro, Acts I and II, Robert Birchall, , engraved title-pages and musical notation throughout, rough-trimmed, contemporary drab wrappers, torn and frayed, folio, together with Flute Music, A collection of thirty-five arrangements for the flute, various publishers, early 19th century, engraved musical notation throughout, final few leaves browned and with some edge-tears, manuscript index leaf by George Gayton, dated 1830, mounted on front pastedown, contemporary half calf, extremities rubbed, folio, plus seven other folio volumes of music similar, comprising The Beauties of Purcell, vol. 1 (of two), published by Birchall, Specimens of Various Styles of Music by William Crotch, vol. III, published by Birchall, and five bound collections of music, including one with manuscript ownership signature M.E. Benyon, plus five others related (The Musical Library, vols. I-IV, published by Charles Knight, 1843 and A Selection of Irish Melodies by Thomas Moore, published by J. Power). Margaret Elizabeth Benyon married William Arthur Duckworth of Orchardleigh in Somerset in 1825. (1)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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