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Author: GEORG FRIEDRICH (GEORGE FREDERICK) HANDEL, EDITED BY JOS CORFE: Title: The Beauties of Handel, in three volumes, consisting of upwards of one hundred & fifty of his most favourite songs, duetts & trios, selected from the various works of this great Master, arranged with separate accompaniment for Piano Forte, 3 volumes.
Description: London: printed & sold for the Author by Preston, no date [c. 1803]. Complete in three hardback volumes, no edition stated (but presumed first editions). Oblong 4to (25cm by 36cm), [iv], 134pp; [vi], 127pp; [iv], 143pp. Portrait frontispiece in volume 1. Matching contemporary bindings of quarter black morocco, marbled boards. The bindings are somewhat rubbed and scuffed, but intact. The front free endpaper of volume 2 is somewhat creased, but the contents are otherwise in very good condition. Volume 3 is signed by Jos Corfe in ink on the advertisement page. Originally planned in two volumes, but later extended to three. All three volumes are undated - COPAC estimates a date of 1803.
Price: GBP 200.00 = appr. US$ 285.60 Seller: Cornell Books Ltd.
- Book number: 42761
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