Auction 142, Lot 747

"[Lot of 4 - Music Sheets]", Bickham, George

Subject: Music

Period: 1737 (circa)

Publication: The Musical Entertainer

Color: Hand Color

8 x 13 inches
20.3 x 33 cm

This lot of four music sheets are from The Musical Entertainer, an early publication of George Bickham Jr. which features a series of engraved musical song sheets. Each sheet is headed by a lovely engraved vignette depicting contemporary life illustrative of the song. These engravings represent the following four songs:

A. Rural Beauty, or Vaux-Hal Garden
B. The Contented Farmer
C. The Releif; or Pow'r of Drinking
D. Good Advice


Condition: B+

Overall no major flaws and in very nice condition. Light toning and a couple of spots of foxing, as well as a few small, unobtrusive stains.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 11/28/2012