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manuscript; binding - Ruled music-stave book with musical examples

Ruled music-stave book with musical examples

  • Object:

    manuscript; binding

  • Date:

    1850s? (made)

  • Museum number:

    MSL/1981/13

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

The central panel of this book’s cover has been stitched in wool onto linen and inserted into the leather binding. In the mid 19th century there was a demand for novelty in the binding of gift books, which led to combinations of different techniques and materials. Gift books often contained poetry, but this example is filled with leaves of music manuscript paper.

Physical description

23 leaves (17 blank) ; 21 x 29 cm.

Date

1850s? (made)

Descriptive line

Music manuscript in Italian.
Binding: with blue grained morocco with gold tooled border. On front cover is an insert of linen canvas with a tent stitch design in wool showing a parrot in a tree.
Back cover labelled: Passatempi musicali.

Labels and date

Europe and America 1815-1900, room 101

Music-stave Book with Musical Examples
About 1850
The central panel of this book’s cover has been stitched in wool onto linen and inserted into the leather binding. In the mid 19th century there was a demand for novelty in the binding of gift books, which led to combinations of different techniques and materials. Gift books often contained poetry, but this example is filled with leaves of music manuscript paper.
Italy
Goatskin stamped and tooled in gold, with panel of linen canvas, tent-stitched in wool
Museum no. MSL/1981/13

[07/03/2016] []

Categories

Bookbinding; National Art Library; Books

Production Type

Unique

Collection

National Art Library

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