1726 - 1923 (SHEET)MUSIC (including AUTOGRAPHS and MANUSCRIPTS)
- First 4 lvs. (incl. title-p., frontisp. and portrait) restored (occas. w. loss of image), doubled and washed. Othrerwise a fine copy.
= Very rare, with nice engravings interesting both for the costumes and manners of the period. For the music to his poems, Starter made use of old English tunes. Kleerkooper II, 1 and 3; Scheurleer p.147. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
- Piano part only. Fine. = Not traced in RISM, but cf. S 5272 (ed. Peters, possibly the same work?).
AND 3 others by the same: Pot Pourri d'airs connus et autres pour le Forte-Piano ou le Clavecin./ Deuxième Pot-Pourri d'airs connus (...)/ Troisième Pot-Pourri ou Caprice pour le Clavecin ou le Forte Piano (Paris, Boyer/ Le Menu, ±1790 (first 2 vols.) and Paris, H. Naderman, ±1790, 3 vols., plate-no. 249 (1st vol.)/ no plate-no., engr. title-p. and scores, folio).
- All vols. fine. = All vols. warranted by the publisher. RISM S 5507, S 5511 and S 5516.
- Title-p. duststained and w. 2 large inkstains, also sl. affecting the first page. Spine worn.
= RISM S 5102.
Cramer, J.B. Sonate pour le Clavecin ou Pianoforte. Oeuvre 5. Vienna, J. Cappi, n.d. (±1815), plate-no.1201, engr. title-p. and score, obl. 4to.
- Trifle foxed; 19th cent. owner's entry on title-p. ("Adolfo Pamb[...]").
AND 3 others, i.a. J.P. PIXIS, Variations pour le Piano-Forte sur un thême favori du Ballet Oberon (Florence, G. Lorenzi, n.d. (1823), plate no. 851, lithographed title and score, obl. 4to. Sl. foxed and sl. waterstained) and F. PÄR, Overtura dell' Opera: Camilla per il Pianoforte (Vienna, G. Cappi, n.d. (before ±1830), plate-no. 1316, engr. score, obl. 4to. Section from a larger edition (pagination runs from 289-294)).
- Title-p. of violin part loose, otherwise fine. = RISM S 5016. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXV.
- Contents fine. Binding a few worn/ dented spots along fore-edge margin; some stains on frontcover; spine-ends sl. worn/ chipped.
= Rare collection. RISM T 53 and B II p.331 (only smaller collections); cf. Vester R 98ff. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
Idem. VIIIe receuil de pièces Françoises et Italienes (...). Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1770), (2),70,(2)p., entirely engraved, contemp. simple plain wr., obl. 8vo.
- Contents. Binding worn/ rubbed. = Cf. Vester R 98.
- Second vol. disbound and partly printed upside down; title-p. of second part (water)stained.
= RISM T 247.
- Occas. trifle fingersoiled in lower outer corner; upper outer blank corner of final 8 leaves professionally restored. Backstrip sunned. A fine copy.
= RISM T 257. Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVI.
- Flauto secondo part sl. waterstained in top margin.
Idem. Rossini's March, in the Opera of Mose in Egitto. Arranged for Two Flutes & Piano forte. Ibid., R. Cocks & Co., n.d. (±1827), 3 vols., plate-no. 493, (2),8; 3,(1); 3,(1)p., 3 engr. title-p., engr. scores, folio (fine). - AND 10 others by the same in 15 parts, partly later editions and partly incomplete/ dam./ waterstained, i.a. 24 Duos pour Deux Flutes (Paris, Schonenberger, n.d., 2 parts, plate-no. S.2144, lithogr. score, later plain wr., folio. First title-p. sl. waterstained).
- Combined flute and harpsichord score (it is not clear if the flute part was separately printed). Title-p./ first leaf and final leaf loose(ning); closed hole in title-p.
= Rare. Mattia Vento (1735-1776), of Italian descent, left his native Italy in 1763 for London, where he was especially appreciated for his operas. Cf. Vester V 86.
ADDED: the violoncello parts only of J. HAYDN, Collection complette des Sonates de Piano. Adaptation for Piano, violin and violoncello (Paris, Pleyel, ±1810(?), 4 vols., plate letters: C, D, F, G. H, I, N, P, contemp. unif. marbled wr., sm. folio).
- Sl. foxed. Spines worn; wr. sl. frayed and sl. foxed; backwr. of flute part dam.
Boehm, Th. 3 Duos pour deux flûtes avec Acc.t de Piano tirés des oeuvres de F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Op.33, no.1 and 3. Paris, S. Richault, n.d. (±1860?), 6 (of 8) parts in 2 (of 3) vols., plate-no. 8489 R. and 8491 R., 2 ident. engr. titles, engr. scores and title-p., folio.
- Lacks the second duo.
Weber, C.M. Ouverture zu dem Schauspiele Preciosa. Für drei Flöten oder Zwei Flöten u. Violine eingerichtet von C. Berens. Copenhagen, C.C. Lose (pasted over Hamburg, Aug. Cranz), n.d. (±1825), 3 parts in 1 vol., no plate-no., 4; 3,(1); 3,(1)p., engr. title-p. and scores, folio.
- Title-p. and final p. sl. soiled; title-p. sl. dam./ fayed.
Berens, C. Potpourri pour la Flûte d'après des Thêmes favoris de l'Opéra: Gustave où le Bal masqué. Opus 42. Hamb., A. Cranz, n.d. (±1835), no plate-no., 11,(1)p. engr. title-p. and score, folio.
- Trifle duststained along margins of title.
AND ±17 others similar in 35 vols., mainly before 1860, i.a. by C. BERENS (3x), F. DOPPLER, J. FAHRBACH (3x), L. HUGUES, K. KÖHLER and J. KÜFFNER (2x) and incl. F.R. GEBAUER, Six duos progressifs & dialogués pour deux Clarinettes (Bonn/ Cologne, N. Simrock, n.d. (±1818), plate-no. 1476, engr. title-p. and score, loose in parts as issued, folio)).
- Final leaf of Fl1 loose; both vols. occas. sl. fingersoiled in lower outer corner.
Idem. Trois Grands Duos Concertans Pour deux Flûtes. Oeuvre X. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1818), 2 vols., plate no. 1022, (2),47,(1); (2),45,(1)p., 2 ident. engr. title-p., engr. scores, folio.
- A few leaves loose(ning) in Fl2 part.
- Foxed copy. = Rare.
- Two bookplates on upper pastedown (i.a. of J.A. Alsbach). Both vols. backstrip sl. dried and sl. rubbed along joints, at spine-ends and along outer margin.
= No other copy found in a full calf binding.
- Sl. foxed almost throughout.
= Probably a title-edition of the first edition of this adaptation (which was published in 1844).
- Sl. rubbed along extremities. Otherwise fine.
= One of 90 Roman numb. deluxe copies bound in full gilt morocco.
- Fine copy (first title sl. dustsoiled); with address slip of the printer "Giuseppe Benzon" laid down on title-p.
= Also contains the following arias, duets etc. from the same opera: "A me a me credete"; "Senza Speranza"; "Forse abastanza"; "Duetto La Cagion del vostro afanno"; "In qual barbaro amento" and "Rondo Del Mio Cor l'acerba pena".
- Yellowed/ browned throughout; scribbling in blue pencil in upper outer corner of title-p.; title-p. w. restored chip in outer blank margin.
= Joseph Johann Baptist Woelfl (1773-1812), Austrian pianist and composer, student of Leopold Mozart and Michael Haydn. One time famous pianist with a legendary fingerspan and rival of Beethoven, he lived in Vienna (where he met Mozart), Paris and finally in London, where had his biggest commercial success as a pianist.
- Title-p. and a few pages towards the end sl. stained. Frontcover loose; backstrip worn.
= RISM W1957 (18th ed.).
AND 1 other: H. SOUSSMANN, Grosse Practische Flötenschule. Vollständige Ausgabe in einem Bande/ Complete Practical Method for the Flute. Ed. W. Popp (Bremen/ New York, n.d. (±1920), scores, contemp. hcl., folio. Bookplate on title-p. and frontcover; cloth over backstrip sl. loose).
- Several lvs. appear to have been cut out for unknown reasons.
= One leaf w. attached embroidered piece. I.a. contributions by C. Siccama-Eytelwein, Liselotte Eytelwein, E.A.J. van Heeckeren, Carolien Krafft, wife of general August Heinrich von Sommerlatten.