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L Wardell A Delightful and Easy Method for Teaching Children to Read Music with extraordinary facility, by the arrangement of a house on the piano-forte. ..1857
L Wardell A Delightful and Easy Method for Teaching Children to Read Music with extraordinary facility, by the arrangement of a house on the piano-forte. ..1857
Price: $20.00

A way of learning how to play the piano-forte by L Wardell in which he instructs the player to image a house over the keys. Each key represents a different room or pillar of the house. Wardell claims that "this system has met with astonishing  success wherever it has been adopted."  Measures 10 1/4" x 4 1/2".. There are two separations.
Mozart The Alphabet. ..c1890
Mozart The Alphabet. ..c1890
Price: $35.00

A single fold page of sheet music entitled "The Alphabet". The song is exactly as the title implies, it is simple the letters of the  alphabet set to music. There are three parts, 1st Soprano, 2nd Soprano and Alto. Measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2".. Partially separated, minor toning due to age. The bottom edge of the sheet has minor tears and is missing a small section.
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Oeuvres Enfantines: 15 Nouvelles Rondes Enfantines, Op 37 [Children’s Work: 15 New Children's Rounds, Op 37]. Sandoz, Jobin and Co..Paris, France.1904
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Oeuvres Enfantines: 15 Nouvelles Rondes Enfantines, Op 37 [Children’s Work: 15 New Children's Rounds, Op 37] . Sandoz, Jobin and Co..Paris, France.1904
Price: $35.00

10 pp, Cover depicts nine children dancing. The illustration is in color along with some decorative flowers. While the entire works of Oeuvres Enfantines by Jaques-Dalcroze contains a total of 15 rounds, this only has # 626, "La Ronde des Saison Fleuries', which roughly translstes to 'The Round of the Season's Flowers'. It is a song about the different seasons of flowers. A the end of the score, it also tells a teacher how to perform the song. Measures 12 1/4" x 9 1/4".. Soiling and toning due to age. Covers are partially separated.
Alfred Guttmann and Karl Lutge Kinder Lieder [Children's Songs]. Deutscher Arbeitersängerbund [German Workers' Singing Association].Berlin.1926
Alfred Guttmann and Karl Lutge Kinder Lieder [Children's Songs]. Deutscher Arbeitersängerbund [German Workers' Singing Association].Berlin.1926
Price: $38.00

24 pp, Kinder Lieder: Erstes Heft, zwei- und mehrstimmige lieder und Kanons für kleine und große kinder, which roughly translates to: First Edition, two- and three-part songs and canons for young and old children. The front cover is printed in two colors, with the title and border design in blue and a line drawing of three children of varying ages singing in red. Each song in the book also has illustrations depicting the song. Some of the songs in this book are: Alle Vögel sind schon da [All the Birds Are Already Here], A, B, C, die Katze lief im Schnee [A, B, C, The Cat Ran in the Snow], Ein Männlein steht im Walde [A Little Man Stands in the Forest], and Der Kuckuck und der Esel [The Cuckoo and The Donkey].  In German. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2'.. Minor toning and soiling due to age.
Ezra Read Cinderella Waltz. ..c1920
Ezra Read Cinderella Waltz. ..c1920
Price: $40.00

4 pp, dark blue cover with a black line drawing depicting Cinderella by a fire place, with her fairy god mother and three mice. Also in the smoke created by the fire is a small drawing of Cinderella's carriage. The song is Cinderella Waltz, which was also sometimes called Dewdrop Waltz. There is no date or publisher on this item. The back list the numerous other pieces sold by the publisher and at the bottom it states "You can get any of above pieces where you got this one."  Measures 14" x 10 1/4".. Minor edge wear, with a few small tears at the fold. Toning and soiling due to age.
Elizabeth Est. Hamond No. 1 The Infant Vocalist, Selections from the Nursery Rhymes &c. with Original  Airs for the Pianoforte or Harp. Mitchell's Musical Library.London.1824
Elizabeth Est. Hamond No. 1 The Infant Vocalist, Selections from the Nursery Rhymes &c. with Original Airs for the Pianoforte or Harp. Mitchell's Musical Library.London.1824
Price: $45.00

12 pp. The cover has the title of the item engraved in various scripts. Songs include "Dance Little Baby", "Bye Bye Little Dolly", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Little Miss Kid", "Pretty Flower, Tell Me Why?",  and "Who'll Come and Play with Me, Dialogue and Duet". The last song is a dialogue between a sparrow and a child. The last name of the composer is spelled Hamond on this item, however reviews in literary magazines at the time of publication (1824) sometimes spell it as Hammond.. Disbound from a larger item. Initials of composer on lower margin. Trimmed. Slight foxing. Minor toning due to age.
 The Schoolmaster, a Favorite Glee for Three Voices, As sung at the Salem Glee Club. C Bradlee.Boston.1834
The Schoolmaster, a Favorite Glee for Three Voices, As sung at the Salem Glee Club. C Bradlee.Boston.1834
Price: $55.00

4 pages, This song helps children to remember their ABCs. There are five versus to the song, teaching the alphabet and how to pronoun the different common sounds of some letters, such as "B A Ba".  Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4". Toned and soiled due to age. Tape repair on binding and edges along tears. Inscribed with page numbers 229- 231.
Louise Robyn Peter Pan Pictures, Four Characteristic Pieces for the Piano. Clayton F Summy Co.Chicago.1932
Louise Robyn Peter Pan Pictures, Four Characteristic Pieces for the Piano. Clayton F Summy Co.Chicago.1932
Price: $55.00

4 pp, the cover depicts Peter Pan dancing with his shadow while playing his pan flute with Tinker Bell flying above him. This piece was a set of four that could be bought separately or together. This sheet music contains only one piece, 'Wendy Gives Peter a Thimble.' The other three pieces that make up the set are (not included): 'Peter Dances with his Shadow' (depicted on the cover), 'The Never, Never Land', and 'The Wendy House'. Measures 12" x 9 1/4".. Minor toning and soiling due to age.
Guido Papini Fairy Tales, Six Easy Pieces (1st Position) for Violin and Pianoforte, Op. 101. Pitt & Hatzfeld and H B Stevens .London and Boston.1891
Guido Papini Fairy Tales, Six Easy Pieces (1st Position) for Violin and Pianoforte, Op. 101. Pitt & Hatzfeld and H B Stevens .London and Boston.1891
Price: $65.00

6 pages. While the cover lists sings songs (Bo-Peep, Beauty and the Beast, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood, The Sleeping Princess, and Titania) this booklet missing all but one, Bo-Beep. The cover depicts for of the songs found within, a young girl with a wolf from Red Ridding Hood, a cat in boots with a feathered hat from Puss in Boots, a young girl asleep from the Sleeping Princess, and a young girl with a beast from Beauty and the Beast.  Front cover states the copyright as 1891, however at the bottom of the first page it says 1892. Measures 13 1/2" x 10 1/2". Edge wear, cover is fully separated. Minor pencil and pen on front cover. Water stains near the center fold, but it does not affect the illustrations or the score itself.
James Hook The Match Boy. R Gale.Glasgow, Scotland.1805
James Hook The Match Boy. R Gale.Glasgow, Scotland.1805
Price: $65.00

1 page, arranged on 2 staves for voice and harpsichord. The song is about an orphaned young boy who sells matches on the street, and the wealthy poplele who walk by him each day. Over three verses the song employs them to "Give a mite to the poor little boy." Measures 12 3/4" x 9" . Minor soiling and toning due to age.
Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo Program
Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo Program
Price: $65.00

56 pp (including covers) ballet program with an illustrated cover by Georges A. de Pogedareff (transcribed from indistinct signature). Russian ballet impresario Wassily de Basil, usually referred to as Colonel W. De Basil, founded the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo with artistic director  Rene Blum in 1932. The ballet company toured all over Europe and North and South America. This particular program is from their time in New York, as evidence by the numerous advertisements by New York Companies. The majority of the program consists of black and white portraits of the companies leaders and dancers. There are also images of several ballets being performed. Along with the main program is a smaller program for a specific performance by the ballet in Schenectady, NY on November 21, 1934. The ballet performed three plays that night, "Les Presages", "Le Mariage D'Aurore", and "Le Beau Danube." Measures 12" x 9" (large program), 9" x 6" (small program)
Henri Bohlman-Sauzeau Valley of Chamouni Quadrille. .London.1855
Henri Bohlman-Sauzeau Valley of Chamouni Quadrille. .London.1855
Price: $75.00

4 pgs, On the cover is a black and white illustration of the Valley of Chamouni (also spelled Chamounix or Chamonix) a valley in esatern France by Mont Blanc. Songs include La Morne au Diable and La Vallee de Chamouny. These songs are meant for dancing,. the quardrille. At the base of the music front and back is a narrative titled "Hints for Dancing Quadrilles" by Mrs. (Frances)  N. Henderson.  Measures 13 1/2" x 9 1/2".. Toned and soiled due to age. Pages are separated. Minor stain in the shape of an arch on the back cover.
Kansas State Penitentiary - Concert by the Kansas State Prison Ban
Kansas State Penitentiary - Concert by the Kansas State Prison Ban
Price: $75.00

A 7 1/4" x 5" program for the concert  that includes an overture, marches "The Prisoner's Song", songs by the Harmony Four Quartet, a waltz, medley, Hawaiian patrol and more.  Reverse is blank.   Letter folds and toning.
Johann Strauss Kinderspiele Polka Française, für das Pianoforte, op. 304 [Children's Games, French Polka for the Pianoforte]. Wien, C. A. Spina..1866
Johann Strauss Kinderspiele Polka Française, für das Pianoforte, op. 304 [Children's Games, French Polka for the Pianoforte] . Wien, C. A. Spina..1866
Price: $95.00

7 pages, cover has a floral decoration along with the image of six children dancing in a circle. The inside cover contains a list of of other songs published by Johann Strauss and his two brothers Josef and Eduard. In German.  Measures 13 1/2" x 10 1/4".. Inscribed. Toned and soiled due to age. Tape repair on inside front cover.
E Hertwell  Handmade Book of Children's Songs with Words, Verse & Illustrations. ..1940s
E Hertwell Handmade Book of Children's Songs with Words, Verse & Illustrations. ..1940s
Price: $325.00

A handmade song book with over 50 songs. The book has been divided up into seven categories: Traditional, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Animals, Special Occasions, People, and Games . The majority of the songs in this book are short nursery songs, such as 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star', 'Rock-a-bye Baby', and 'Rain, Rain, Go Away'. The book is made from construction paper which each page a different color. Pasted onto the page is the handwritten song, with the music and lyrics. Additionally, on the top right, the author has written the origin of the song. Adding even more charm to this book, relevant pictures or cutouts are added to each page. For example, a cut out of an umbrella on the page with the 'Rain Song' or an image of a church's steeple on the page for 'Glad Easter is Here'. At the front of the book is a page that lists all the songs found within. The book is bound together with two metal rings. Measures 9" x 6". To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/io69lZBGb9aKmAfY2. The front cover is detached, as well as a few interior pages. The color of the construction pages is sometimes faded along the edges.