Sep 28, 2023 - Sale 2646

Sale 2646 - Lot 199

Price Realized: $ 3,900
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MAGIC.) Group of sheet music relating to early magicians. 6 items, each disbound on neatly detached sheets, each about 13 1/2 x 10 inches; minor to moderate foxing. Various places, 1849-1875

Additional Details

Monsieur Kneringer, composer. "The Inexhaustable Waltz." Tinted lithographic cover by Sarony & Major depicting the Scottish magician John Henry Anderson in performance, plus 4 pages. New York: S.C. Jollie, 1851.

Juliet Levy, composer. "Polka d'Illusion Magique." 6 pages including color lithograph cover by Bufford Bros. depicting Joseph Michael Hartz performing his "Floating Head" illusion. New York: William A. Pond & Co., 1866.

Robert Heller, composer. "Twilight Musings / Josephine Mazourka." 6 pages including tinted lithograph cover by Böetticher & Benecke depicting the magician and composer Heller. New York: H.B. Dodworth, 1853.

A. Sedgwick, composer. "Heller's Diabolique Quadrille," dedicated to the magician Robert Heller. 7 pages including cover printed in blue and red. New York: Firth, Son & Co, 1864.

J.A. Janke Jr., composer. "The Plate Waltz, Played Nightly at the Entertainments of Sig'r Blitz." 2 pages on 2 sheets, with illustrated portrait of Blitz in action after a daguerreotype on the first page. Philadelphia: E.R. Johnston & Co., 1849.

Harry Kennedy, composer. "Out in the Starlight / Little Sunbeam." 6 pages including lithographic portrait of the composer / ventriloquist Kennedy by J.E. Baker. Boston: G.D. Russell & Co., 1875.