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12 December 2018

Walmisley (Thomas Forbes).

  • Walmisley (Thomas Forbes).
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Lot 373

Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £100

Six Glees, composed and respectfully dedicated with permission to the Noblemen and Gentlemen Members of the Catch Club, 1st edition, for the composer, sold at Londsdale & Mills, 1830,
title page + 51 pp. engraved music score + list of subscribers, composer's initials to title page in manuscript, leaves uncut and stab-stitched in original drab wrappers, contents clean, wrappers slightly spotted, rumpled and chipped, oblong folio (26 x 34 cm), together with: Manuscript, Volume of manuscript music score, late 18th century, 2 parts in 1 volume, 42 + 36 pp. (each written upside-down with respect to the other), 10 staves to the page, contents including transcriptions of Purcell and Geminiani, hymns, and some apparently original compositions including 'On the Death of the Amiable Miss Young' signed 'R. M. 1786' (p. 31 of the second part), outer leaves browned, engraved bookplate of John Rashleigh, probably Sir John Colman Rashleigh, 1st Baronet and parliamentary reformer (1772-1842), contemporary half calf, worn, oblong 4to (23.5 x 29 cm), Manuscript, Volume of manuscript music score, early 19th century, 15 leaves, 1 piece titled 'Prince of Saxe Coburg, 1816', slightly spotted and marked, last 5 leaves shorter, stab-stitched in contemporary paper wrappers, marked, oblong 4to (23.5 x 27.5 cm), Romberg (Bernhard), Trois thˆmes de Mozart, vari‚s pour le violon et violoncelle, London: Clementi, Banger, Collard, Davis & Collard, [circa 1810], engraved title page + 11 pp. engraved music score, dynamics added in manuscript, disbound, folio (30.5 x 22 cm), and other 19th-century sheet music, bound and disbound
Walmisley's work is scarce, with five copies traced in libraries (British Library, Cambridge, Glasgow, Oxford, and Royal College of Music).

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