1726 - 1923 (SHEET)MUSIC (including AUTOGRAPHS and MANUSCRIPTS)
= Memorial booklet, probably presented as a gift to the composer, showing the recording process of Badings' opera Orestes, for which he was granted the Prix Italia in 1954.
AND 2 others: a small private album with photographs of the Badings family, 1st half 20th cent., incl. a few photographs from colonial Indonesia (Badings was born in Bandung) and a memorial album "Aangeboden aan Henk Badings door de studentenvereniging Hucbald ter ere van zijn afscheid. 25 Mei 1977", signed by all students.
= Provenance: the estate of the composer.
- Foxed throughout; upper hinge weak. Binding worn/ rubbed along extremities (lower out corner of frontcover dam.).
- Occas. sl. stained in blank margin(s); title-p. of the loosely inserted violin part stained in outer blank margin. Vellum sl. warped.
= Attractive engr. bookplate on upper pastedown of the paper seller "Quentin, Succesr. de Mr. Jolivet l'ainé" (Paris). RISM B 792. Eitner III, p.323: "Bambini (...) geb. Bologna gegen 1742, kam 1752 mit seinem Vater, ein Schauspieldirektor, nach Frankreich und erhielt in Paris Unterricht bei Bordenave und Rigade. Er liess sich später als Klavierlehrer in Paris nieder (...)." He died in Paris in 1810. Rare.
- A few owner's/ seller's stamps on title-p. and one on final page, otherwise contents fine. Binding sl. worn/ rubbed along extremities; top of spine sl. dam.
= With dedication (to?) signed by Ch. Person[?] on title-p., dated "14. 8bre 1867."
- Sm. tear in left margin of title-p.
= WoO 46. The first vol. of an untraced series (numbered "no.1 " on title-p.). Not in Kinsky. Arrangement by? for violin or flute and piano forte, but without separate violin or flute part..
Schulthesius, J.P. Trois Sonates pour le clavecin ou forte-piano avec accompagnement d'un violon. Paris, Imbault/ Sieber, n.d. (early 19th cent.), no. plate-no., piano part only, 13,(1)p., engr. title-p. and score, folio.
- Fine. = Warranted by Imbault. RISM S 2307 (also piano part only).
Guest, J.M. Six Sonates pour le Clavecin ou Forte-piano avec accompagnement d'un Violon. Ibid., iidem, n.d. (early 19th cent.), no plate-no., piano part only, (2),32p., engr. title-p. and score, folio.
- Fine copy.
= Warranted by Imbault. RISM G 4888 (incomplete). Jane Mary Guest (±1762-1846), child prodigy, composer and pupil of i.a. Johann Christian Bach.
Smith, Th. Six Sonates Pour le Clavecin ou le Forte Piano avec Violon ad Libitum. Oeuvre VIII. Ibid., Boyer/ Le Menu, n.d. (early 19th cent.), no plate-no., piano part only, (2),21,(1)p., engr. title and score, folio
- Fine. = Warranted by Boyer. RISM S 3757 (2 copies, both one part only).
Abraham, M. Du Faux Lord. Ouverture et Morceaux arrangée en duo Pour Deux Violons. Paris, Bignon, n.d. (early 19th cent.), plate-no.52, 2 parts, both p.102-103, engr. title and scores, loose as issued, folio.
- Title-p. a few stains and sl. soiled.
- Frontwr. of piano part dustsoiled, a few repaired sm. tears and backstrip strengthened w. paper tape; backwr. soiled.
= Cf. Kinsky p.38.
AND 8 others, all chamber music for flute(s) with accompaniment, all early editions, i.a. F.E. FESCA, Quatuor Brillant. Oeuvre 37 and 38 (Paris, Richault, n.d. (±1835), 2 vols., both in 4 parts, plate-no. 1022 R. No.17 and 1023 R. No.18, lithogr. scores, no.18 w. orig. wr., folio. Title-p. of no.17 sl. frayed and foxed); J. OLIVER Y ASTORGA, Six Sonatas for two German Flutes or two Violins and a Bass (London, Preston and Son, n.d. (1789), 3 vols., without plate-no., engr. scores, sm. folio. Spines partly broken/ weak) and P. HAENSEL, Quatuor pour Flûte, Violon, Alto & Violoncelle. Oeuvre 17 (Mainz, B. Schott, n.d. (±1810), plate-no. 736, 4 vols., engr. scores, 4to. Occas. sl. foxed; backstrip of flute part strengthened w. tape).
- Second work traces of former wrapper in inner margin of title-p. Binding sl. worn along extremities, otherwise fine.
= Ad 1. Kinsky p.91: first German edition of the full score. Rare. Ad 2. The first edition of the full score. "Die Bezeichnung "4me" auf besonderer Zeile vor "Grande Simphonie" tritt erst bei einer späteren Variante auf" (Kinsky p.145). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.
- Majority of leaves w. professional restorations and foxing (occas. sl. browning) in upper margin, affecting notes and staves of the upper three lines; title-p. also w. professionally restored tears in upper margin and foxed/ browned; occas. stains in upper blank margin.
= Unidentified vague old signature on title-p. Kinsky p.239f: "Originalausgabe der Partitur (Oktober 1812) (...) Bei späteren Abzügen ist die Rückseite des Titelblatts freigelassen und die Anmerkung am Schlüsse der Partitur abgedruckt." Compared to the copy of the first edition listed by the Beethoven Haus, our copy has some (typographical) differences, the most important being that the "Anmerkung" is printed on the verso of the title-p. (contrary to the copy of the Beethoven Haus copies, in which it is printed on the verso of the final leaf), and with some other small differences: our copy without the larger first capitals of the words "Erster Hymnus", "Zweiter Hymnus" and "Dritter Hymnus"; another difference is the spelling of "Zweiter" instead of "Zweyter" in the title to the second hymn. A very rare and early variant (not traced by us). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.
- As often without the dedication leaf. Sl. foxed (occas. trifle dampstained) in outer blank margin. Otherwise fine.
= Kinsky p.261. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.
- All vols. w. remains of (unidentified) heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown. All vols. w. later annot. in pen/ pencil on ticket on frontcover. Bindings sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Part of a complete edition by the publisher Pacini of Beethoven's string quartets, with a continuous pagination running from p.64-197 (but not bound sequentially). Francesco Gaetano Saverio Antonio Pacini (1778-1866) worked in Paris from 1806-1840 and was an esteemed publisher with many well wishers amongst composers, as was proven when his business went up in flames in 1835, and he lost his whole stock: his business was saved by the massive support given to him by musicians and composers both French and foreign who sent him their compositions for free. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
- Occas. pencil annots. on opposite blank pages. A few sl. soiled/ stained spots on covers. Otherwise fine.
AND 4 other facsimiles, i.a. IDEM, Sonate Op. 27, nr. 2 (Die sogenannte Mondscheinsonate) (Vienna/ New York, 1921, VIII,(1) textp., facs. plates of the entire Mondscheinsonate, orig. giltlettered cl., obl. 4to. Spine-ends and corners worn) and G. MAHLER, "Zehnte Symphonie" (Vienna etc., 1924, scores and "Skizzen Blätter", orig. hcl. portfolio w. ties, (obl.) folio. Without the accomp. booklet. Binding of portfolio dam. Incl. various annots. in blue in facsimile).
- Lacks one title-p.; most titles sl. duststained.
Bertoni, F. Six Quartetto's for Two Violins, a Tenor, and Violoncello. London, for the Author, n.d. (1782), 1st ed., no plate-no., 4 vols., 4 identical engr. decorated frontwrs., engr. scores, orig. wr., folio.
- Title-p. of the Violino primo part foxed in margins. Otherwise fine.
= These quartets are dedicated to William Beckford who greatly admired the composer. RISM B 2405.
Bonjour, F. Quintetto pour deux Violons, Alto, Violoncelle et Basse. Paris, Pleyel, n.d. (±1830), plate-no. 2554, 5 vols., engr. scores, loose as issued, folio (occas. sl. foxed). - AND one other: S. TINTI, Tre Quintetti Per due Violini, due Viole e Violoncello (Florence, n.d., 1st ed., no plate-no., 5 vols., engr. title-p., engr. scores, loose as issued, folio. Title-p. foxed/ soiled; RISM T 809).
- First title-p. sl. foxed.
AND 6 others in 9 vols. by B.T. BERBIGUIER (incl. a few mediocre copies), i.a. Fantaisie Sur la Cavatine de la Gazza Ladra de Rossini Pour Flûte. Opéra 65 (Leipsic, H.A. Probst, (before 1830), 2 vols., plate-no. 97a and 97b, engr. title-p. and scores, folio. Fine) and IDEM, 12 Grand Waltzes, for the Flute (London, R. Cocks & Co., (±1860), plate-no. 1069, engr. title and score, sm. folio. Partly loosening).
- Annots. in pen and bookseller's stamp on (sl. yellowed) title-p.
AND 4 others in 8 vols., i.a. M. JANUSCH, Unterhaltungsstück für eine Floete. 2tes Heft (Prague, M. Berra, n.d. (±1820), plate-no. M.B. No.135, engr. title-p. w. vignette and score, folio. Foxed copy; title-p. frayed in left margin); W. FORDE, The Favourite Air, from the Finale of Der Freyschutz and Ombra Adorata, from Romeo & Juliet Arranged for Two Flutes & Piano Forte (London, R. Cocks & Co., (±1830), 3 vols., no plate-no., engr. title-p. and scores, folio. Sl. yellowed; fine) and IDEM, Mercadante's Favorite Duet, Ah! non lasciarmi. Arranged for Two Flutes & Piano Forte (ibid., idem, (±1830), 3 vols., plate-no. 345, engr. title-p. and scores, folio. Fine).
- Foxed/ dampstained throughout.
Marschner, H. Lieblings Stücke aus der Oper Hans Heiling für zwei Flöten. Adapt. for 2 flutes by C.G. Belcke. Leipsic, F. Hofmeister, n.d. (1833), 2 vols., plate no. 1943, 11,(1); 9,(1)p., engr. title-p. and scores, in parts as issued, folio. Idem. Lieblings Stücke aus der Oper: Der Templer und die Judin. Adapt. for 2 flutes by C.G. Belcke. Ibid., idem/ London, Johanning & Whatmore, n.d. (1830), plate no. 1495, 2 vols., 7,(1); 6p., engr. title-p. and scores, in parts as issued, folio.
- Partly sl. foxed. Otherwise fine.
AND 3 others in 5 vols., i.a. P. JENSEN, Sonate pour le Pianoforte et Flûte. Oeuvre 18 (Copenhagen, C.C. Lose, (±1835), 2 vols., no plate-no., engr. title-p. and scores, obl. 4to. Fine).
- Bindings sl. rubbed along extremities; frontcover of flute vol. sl. dampstained.
- A few leaves loose; one leaf w. 2 inkstains (p.3 of the second flute part of the first trio); a few leaves sl. foxed; owner's stamp on first title-p.
= Rare, no copy traced.
- Contents loosening. Rebacked.
Idem. Méthode de Violon. Op. 102. Paris etc., the author, n.d. (±1860), 1st(?) ed., 3 parts in 1 vol. w. continuous pagination, (2),XII,253,(3)p., 1 lithogr. plate, entirely lithographed, contemp. gilt hcalf, sm. folio.
- Two leaves dam. from fire (affecting score); foxed. Backstrip (sl.) dam. and corners sl. worn.
Baillot, P. l'Art du Violon. Nouvelle méthode Dédiée a ses Elèves. Paris, Imprimerie du Conservatoire de Musique, n.d. (±1840), plate no. 228 Bis, (2),279p., 3 lithogr. plates, entirely lithographed (text and scores), contemp. giltlettered hcalf, sm. folio.
- Partly waterstained in lower half; foxed almost throughout; one leaf w. closed tear. Binding worn/ rubbed along extremities; backstrip dam. at spine-ends.
- Contents loose(ning), but fine. Backstrip dam.
= Eitner II, p.32; Fétis I, p.407. Rare treatise on ancient musical instruments. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.