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Monday 4 January 2021

Hand-notated sheet of folk music, c1790

Unidentified late-18th century German Musican

Hand-notated sheet of folk music, c1790 (based on the early style of hand-written notation—especially the G-clef, the use of a quill for the lines (rather than the later dip pen), the unevenly dispersed pulp of the crude heavy laid paper and the patina of age of the sheet).

Music notations and music titles written in German by an old hand in black ink on heavy laid paper with binding holes on the centrefold.

Size: (unfolded sheet) 23 x 33cm.

Condition: although the sheet shows clear signs handling in terms of marks and has a rich patina of age toning, the heavy paper is structurally sound with no tears, holes (beyond the binding holes), abrasions, bumped edges or other fractures.

I am selling this small double-sided sheet of early hand-notated music, for AU$205 (currently US$158.60/EUR129.08/GBP115.82 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this historical gem of sheet music—possibly arrangements for a beginning musican based on the lettering under the music notations (but I am out of my depth in making meaningful assessments as my piano playing days are long passed)—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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