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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.

29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Graceful embelishments based on plants adorn the lettersAn illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 186..
US$50.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 1860 For Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt by Day and Son (lithograph..
US$50.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 1860 For Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt by Day and Son (lithograph..
US$60.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 1860 For Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt by Day and Son (lithograph..
US$50.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 1860 For Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt by Day and Son (lithograph..
US$50.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 1860 For Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt by Day and Son (lithograph..
US$50.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 1860 For Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt by Day and Son (lithograph..
US$50.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscript and was made in 1860 For Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt by Day and Son (lithograph..
US$50.00
50 x 36.5 cm (19.5 x 14.25 inches).Feralis CoenaThis is a large copperplate engraving, made in 1693 by Pietro Santi Bartoli. It was made on heavy weight,hand-made, chain-linked paper made from cotton. The engraving is on one side, the other side is blank. This is a genuine antique print, not a repro..
US$150.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr MonroThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli an..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr TurnerThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli a..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
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 from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli an..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
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 from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli an..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Cornet, Sistrum, TrumpetThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with..
US$60.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr LeveridgeThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corell..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr HandelThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli a..
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 from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli an..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)This is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and others. The a..
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 from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli and..
US$75.00
35 x 23.5 cm (13.75 x 9.4inches)Set by Mr GladwinThis is a vintage lithograph of decorated sheet music from The Musical Entertainer by George Bickham, which he wrote in he 1730s. The English songs are from the Georgian period and are set to music by composers such as Handel, Purcell, Haydn, Corelli ..
US$75.00
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