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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.

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 CareyThis 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 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
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 Signor PuttiThis 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
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)This exquisitely detailed copper plate engraving is from a rare set published in London by John Mason Good between 1806 and 1813 titled Pantologia. Many were by Sydenham Edwards, a multi-talented gentleman also well known for his superb botanical illustrations,..
US$20.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)continuedThis exquisitely detailed copper plate engraving is from a rare set published in London by John Mason Good between 1806 and 1813 titled Pantologia. Many were by Sydenham Edwards, a multi-talented gentleman also well known for his superb botanical illus..
US$25.00
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)The Latin Psalters are the translations of the Book of Psalms into the Latin language. They are the premier liturgical resource used in the Liturgy of the Hours of the Latin Rites of the Roman Catholic ChurchAn illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorati..
US$50.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)St Cuthberts Gospels, one of most interesting manuscripts in the worldAn 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 w..
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$40.00
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)Beautiful Gold Lettering on purple background from Gospels in Imperial Library, ParisAn illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated m..
US$60.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Further letters from Gospels in Imperial Library, ParisAn 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..
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$40.00
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$40.00
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$40.00
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$40.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Plants and animals decorate 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 1860 For Sir Matthew..
US$50.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Bird and animal heads decorate 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 1860 For Sir Matt..
US$60.00
29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Decorated with rather wonderful animal heads.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 M..
US$60.00
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