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1862. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Rare Silver Medallion

Fine and rare portrait medallion, issued in 1859 by C. Voigt. Only 100 examples struck. Features a fine engraved bust portrait of the composer facing left, and the text: "GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDEL. Geb. D. 24 FEBR. 1685." [Incorrect date, instead of Feb. 23]. At base of neck, signed "VOIGT," and beneath, "G.L.DIR." The verso features a lyre, adorned by laurels and a star, with the text: "ZUR HEIMAT DER TOENE. D. 13. APRIL 1759." [Incorrect date, instead of April 14]. Beneath the lyre, signed "PFFR;F:" [Pfeuffer]. 29 mm. Niggl 808. Andorfer & Epstein 117.

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7155. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Judas Macchabaeus an Oratorio.

London: I. Walsh. [ca. 1749]. First edition, 3rd issue. Folio. 13.5" x 9.5" inches (LxB). Pp. [iii], 72, (1) pages. Page 73 ["Marche"] misnumbered as 48, given as 73 in the table. List of works composed by Handel and printed for I. Walsh on p. [iii]. Handsomely bound in a fine modern 3/4 brown calf leather binding over marbled boards in antique style, gilt lettered spine with 2 raised bands. RISM A I, H 636. Smith p. 114. Read More...

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10122. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759) .
Autograph Signature with a Contemporary Framed Portrait

Engraved portrait of the composer trimmed to oval size and set in a black wooden frame with brass fittings, measuring 15 x 18 cm. Autograph signature "George Frideric Handel" on a paper measuring 10 x 4 cm affixed to verso, below the signature, on a separate sheet, in a closely contemporary hand, is inscribed “This was written by himself in a subscription book in [B]ath Coffee House AD 1750.” Mounted above the inset portrait is a gilded brass triangle with numbers and the word "Harmologon." The three numbers at the top are 15, 12 & 20 and the three numbers across the bottom are 9, 25 & 16. The signature has strokes of a darker, but also old early, ink over the letters 'e-o-r' and part of 'g' in the first name and the mostly faded 'c' in 'Frideric' has been altered in the same darker ink to form a 'k.' The entire original assemblage archivally preserved in a double-sided wooden table-top frame under UV-plexiglass. Read More...

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3216. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Acis and Galatea. A Serenata.

[London]: [Arnold's edition]. [1788]. Composed for the Duke of Chandois in the Year 1720. Upright large folio. Title; 3 - 102, 103 (Contents) pp. Engraved. [PN] No. 28 - 30. In very fine condition throughout, nicely bound in modern full cream cloth. Read More...

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3220. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Samson. An Oratorio. The Words taken from Milton.

London: I. Walsh. [1749]. First edition, fifth issue. Upright folio. Title; Table of songs; 2 - 91 pp. Engraved. A very fine copy, bound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled boards. Title-torn but well repaired and fully rebacked, early ink pagination at upper right corners throughout, else fine. With the bookplate of Gilbert Samuel Inglefield, former Lord Mayor of London. HWV 57; Smith no. 5, p. 136. Read More...

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687. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Portrait Medallion by Wolff, 1823.

Fine and rare portrait medallion, issued in 1823 by Wolff. Deeply engraved bust portrait of the composer facing left, with the name "G. Fridericus Haendel" and with the name "Wolff. F." with Latin inscription. Birth year is given incorrectly as M. DC. LXXXIV. 41 mm. Andorfer and Epstein 120, Niggl 811.

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951. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
The Messiah: An Oratorio. For the Voice, Harpsichord, and Vioiln; with the Choruses in Score.

London: [Harrison & Co. N. 18 Paternoster Row]. [1784]. Oblong folio. pp. 4-88, 89 (Contents). Contains the complete work in vocal score. Smith 15. Lacking the title and first page (overture), 2 pages torn and well repaired, 1 page torn in margin. Contemporary marble boards, front cover separated. Read More...

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3217. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Six Concertos For the Harpsichord or Organ. [Op. 4]

London: I . Walsh. [c. 1739]. Upright folio. Title; 2 - 48 pp. Engraved. Bound in full modern crimson cloth, title-page lightly stained, otherwise in very fine condition throughout. The same as the first Walsh issue, except for the omission of price and the alteration of the "instrumental parts" advertisement on the title-page. Hirsch III.234; Smith no. 3.



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"Overture in the Occasional Oratorio." Keyboard score, 6 pp. [no publisher imprint] c. 1785. In very fine condition.


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3218. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Six Overtures fitted to the Harpsicord or Spinnet viz. Samson / The Sacred Oratorio / Saul / Deidamia / Hymen / Pernasso in Festa.

London: I . Walsh / Randall. [c. 1768]. "Being all proper Pieces for the Improvement of the Hand on the Harpsichord or Spinnet. Eighth Collection." Upright folio. Title; 1 - 29 pp. With additional top centre pagination 173-201 and the overtures numbered XLIII - XLVIII. Engraved. Finely bound in modern marbled boards with three-quarter green leather. A few 18th century ink figured bass notations, otherwise in very fine condition throughout. Similar to Smith no. 18, p. 284. Read More...

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9617. [Musical Manuscript, 18th Century] Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
Ca. 1750 Century Chant and Instrumental Manuscript including Minuets by Handel

Autograph manuscript in an unknown hand. English, ca. 1750 Oblong folio (20 x 16 cm), 60 pp. The first six recto pages inscribed with neumatic notation in black and red ink of a Kyrie, Gloria, Credo and Sanctus from an unidentified Mass. The verso of the first five of these pages are inscribed in later standard staff notation as follows: Minuet, Minuet in Floridante [Handel, 1721], Minuet in Radamisto [Handel, 1720], Minuet, March, March..., March in Floridant [sic], Duett by Festing [Michael Christian Festing (1705 - 1750), English violinist and composer]. The final verso includes a Cantate Domino in open note neumatic notation and the MS continues in evidently the same hand and style, each section titled as follows: Allelluia [fragment], Ad Vesperas, In Festis Duplicibus ad Pincas Vesperas, Ad Completorium, Litania B M Virginis, In Solemnitatibus, In Majoribus, Solemnitatibus, In Festis duplicibus per Anum, n Festis duplicibus Secunda classis, Mia Missa in Majoribus Solemnitatibus, The Dies Irae, The Dies Irae, Missa Votiva de Angelis, Missa Votiva de Sancta Cruce, 4 pages of various neumatic and standard notation short compositions, concluding with a final page with several notational charts Read More...

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2330. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1756 - 1791) [Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759)].
Händel's Oratorium Der Messias nach W. A. Mozart's Bearbeitung.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hartel. [1803]. First printing. Three parts bound as one: Erster Theil (108 pp); Zweyter Theil (96 pp); Dritter Theil (48 pp). Oblong quarto, contemporary marbled boards with manuscript title plate on front board. Boards and spine heavily worn, with one corner chipped from front cover. Internally in very fine condition with scattered foxing and a few pencil notations. First edition of the full score of Mozart's re-orchestration of Handel's Messiah, fully engraved. Köchel 572. Read More...

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11135. [Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759)] Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1756 - 1791).
Händel's Oratorium Der Messias nach W. A. Mozart's Bearbeitung.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hartel. [1803]. First printing. Three parts bound as one: Erster Theil (108 pp); Zweyter Theil (96 pp); Dritter Theil (48 pp). Oblong quarto. Contemporary marbled boards, front hinge weak. Internally in very fine condition, ownernship signature on title. First edition of the full score of Mozart's re-orchestration of Handel's Messiah, fully engraved. Köchel 572. Read More...

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8753. [Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759)] Burney, Charles. (1726-1814).
An Account of the musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In Commemoration of Handel.

London: Printed for the Benefit of the musical Fund; and sold by T. Payne and Son. 1785. First edition. 4to., pp. vii, [1], xvi, 8, *8, 9-20, *19-*24, 21-56, 21, [6], 26-41, [6], 46-90, [5], 94-139, [3], with the frontispiece and seven other engraved plates, two of them offering stunning views of Westminster Abbey during these vast concerts, and one being a full plan of the orchestra. Modest and inevitable foxing to the plates, but otherwise a very fine, uncut copy in recent full calf boards with five raised bands to the spine. Rothschild 544; Hazen, pp. 30-33; Chapman and Hazen, p. 161; Fleeman, p. 1570 (85.2BH/1a). Read More...

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11217. Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759) [Jennens, Charles. (1700 - 1773)].
Messiah: An oratorio. As it is perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. Set to musick by Mr. Handel. Majora Canamus. [Word Book]

London: Printed for J. Watts: and sold by B. Dod at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary-Lane near Stationers-Hall.. [1757]. 16 pages, 4to (c.21.5 x 16.6sms), woodcut head- and tail-pieces to each Part, some spotting and marginal fraying, final leaf browned and worn on centre-fold, upper inner corner split and crudely stitched with a little loss to lettering of two words to recto, but without loss of sense. Bound with [Glynn, Robert], The Day of Judgent: A Poetical Essay, 2nd edition, Printed by J. Bentham, Cambridge, 1757, 16pp., some spotting and soiling, final leaf dust-soiled and browned with some loss to upper inner corner affecting first three lines of recto and verso, contemporary upper wrapper only present and near detached with printed broadside (‘Psalms and Anthems to be Sung at the Anniversary Meeting of the Charity Children, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, on Thursday, May 30, 1805’) pasted to front pastedown, slim 4to. Read More...

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Head and shoulders portrait after Thomas Hudson, oil on panel, probably late18th century. 24 x 19 cm (9.5 x 7.5 ins), old gilt frame with title and artist label attributing the portrait to Thomas Hudson to lower edge, David Messum gallery label to frame verso. Provenance: David Messum Gallery [now Messum's], 1983. Read More...

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11235. [Bach, J.S. (1685-1750) & Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759)] Gerber, Ernst Ludwig. (1746 - 1819).
Historisch-Biographisches Lexicon der Tonkünstler, welches Nachrichten von dem Leben und Werken musikalischer Schriftsteller, beruhmter Componisten, Sanger, Meister auf Instrumenten, Dilettanten, Orgel-und Instrumentmacher, enthalt...Zweyter Theil. N-Z. - WITH 18TH CENTURY FRONTIS PORTRAITS OF BACH AND HANDEL

Leipzig: Breitkopf, und Compag.. 1792. First Edition. First edition of the second volume (of 2) of one of the most important and comprehensive musical dictionaries of the eighteenth century. 860 columns, woodcut borders and devices plus 80 pages index. Early stamp of the Hochschule fur Lehrerbildung Sarrebrücken to title, a few other stamps and notations, scattered foxing throughout, generally fine. Half leather over brown marbled paper boards, gilt decoration and title to spine. Facing stipple-engraved portraits of Bach and Handel bound in as frontispieces, outer edge of the second tipped along edge of the titlepage. Eitner IV, 204; Wolffheim I, 226; Gregory-Bartlett 108. Read More...

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