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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)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..
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Sixteenth Century No.6. Elaborate Initial Letters (D,N,S,I,P,V)
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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..
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Stringed musical instruments
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Vases, meubles et instrumentsInstruments orientaux a corde connus en EgypteSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the l..
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Twelfth Century No. 1. Alphabet From German Monastry At Trier
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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..
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Eighth Century No. 2. Visigothic Or Spanish Letters
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29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Visigothic letters from book of Church Sacraments in Imperial Library of ParisAn illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an illuminated manuscri..
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Seventh Century No. 2. Details From Roman Psalter With Anglo Saxon Translation. Includes Triumphal Arch
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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 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..
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English Music
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Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Carnaby's song on peaceThis 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 b..
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German Music
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Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)The Christian PartingThis 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 bot..
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Scotch Music
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Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Rosline CastleThis 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 ..
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Eleventh Century No. 4. Peculiar Letters From Evangeliaire Of Mont Majour
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29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Montmajour Abbey is in Provence,France. Slightly bumped on tope edge, can be hidden when framed.An illuminated manuscript has text embellished with decorations such as initials, borders and miniature illustrations. This high quality lithograph shows details from an il..
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Twelfth Century No. 8. Ornamental Letters P, S, D And I
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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..
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Thirteenth Century No. 1. English Alphabet From Arundel Church Canons
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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..
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Thirteenth Century No. 2. Letters From French Lives Of Saints
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29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)A few minor tears in margin, well away from image areaAn 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 ..
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Thirteenth Century No. 6. Folige Inspired Letters O, B, P, Q Etc
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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..
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Fourteenth Century No. 11. Letters From Italian Choral Works
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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..
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Fourteenth Century No. 14. Letters From Italian Choral Works
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29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Fruit and flower decorationsAn 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 Wyat..
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Fourteenth Century No. 15. Letters From Italian Choral Works
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29.5 x 20 cm (11.5 x 7.8 inches)Fruit and flower decorationsAn 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 Wyat..
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Organ
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27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).This detailed engraving is from a the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and scien..
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