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Music and Manuscripts

Music and Manuscripts

Antique prints about music, musical instruments, illuminated manuscripts and calligraphy.
In the olden days, (before TV and phones!), music was often the favoured way for families to entertain themselves. Most middle and upper class families had a piano, and ladies and gentlemen would enjoy playing the piano and singing together. Sheet music was often bought to life with beautiful illustrations to help all understand the emotions and thoughts behind the composition.
Illuminated manuscripts has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. Before the invention of the printing press in 1455, all books were handwritten and often decorated. The word manuscript comes from the Latin words manus (hand) and scriptus (to write). Illuminated, from the Latin illuminare (to light up), denotes the glow created by the radiant colors of the illustrations. Illuminations took the form of decorated letters, borders and scenes (also called miniatures). Musical scores were also often decorated in this way.

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29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches) Visigothic letters from book of Church Sacraments in Imperial Libr..
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29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches) The Latin Psalters are the translations of the Book of Psalms into..
US$0.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr LampeThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr MonroThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr TurnerThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet musi..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Dr GreenThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr LeveridgeThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet m..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr HandelThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet musi..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr MonroThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Music..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr GunnThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music ..
US$75.00
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