Sheet Music

  • # 22282

    MARSH, Henry (1824 - c. 1885); ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)

    [SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY]. The Anniversary Polka. Composed & dedicated to the Committee of Management of the Anniversary Regatta. 

    Sydney : H. Marsh & Co. [1853]. Printed by J. Allan. Folio, lithographed cover by George French Angas, with a signed vignette of the Regatta entering Sydney Heads, above which is a banner ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a coat of arms enclosing a vignette of a youthful Queen Victoria, light foxing, paper reinforcement to spine, 4 …

  • # 21437

    BONHEUR, Theo

    [SHEET MUSIC] An Atlantic trip : descriptive fantasia for piano

    London : W. Paxton & Co. Ltd. 95 New Oxford Street, [c.1910]. Folio, original illustrated covers with a superb design featuring of a four-funnel ocean liner, probably depicting the Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania, the largest ship afloat at the time (she also held the record for the fastest Transatlantic crossing, in both directions); 7 pages of …

  • # 21431

    HARBACH, Otto (lyrics); HIRSCH, Louis A. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Selection from Going Up

    Cover: J.C. Williamson Ltd. present the musical play Going up / book by Otto Harbach and James Montgomery ; lyrics by Otto Harbach ; music by Louis A. Hirsch … New York : M. Witmark & Sons ; Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [1919]. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers with splendid illustration of an aviatrix flying …

  • # 21415

    DOORLY, Gerald S.

    The songs of the “Morning” : compiled and composed by Captain Gerald S. Doorly, one time Third Executive Officer, S.Y. Morning.

    Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1943. Quarto, original grey printed wrappers, staple bound, photographic frontispiece of the ship ‘Morning’ in McMurdo Sound (National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904), pp. 18, [14] pages of music notation, 1 full-page comic illustration, ‘Dissecting the piano’; introduction by R.H. Croll providing historical background; ownership inscription to title page, else a …

  • # 20894

    TOMLYN, Alfred W.

    The children’s song book

    With coloured illustrations. Edinburgh : Andersons, circa 1905. Quarto, patterned padded cloth, unpaginated, sheet music and colour illustrations. Popular songs of the day, including ‘Ten little nigger boys’; ‘Hey diddle diddle’, ‘Rub-a-dub-dub’, ‘Wee willie winkie’ and ‘I love little pussy’.

  • # 19795

    BROWN, Seymour (words); AYER, Nat D. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Oh, you beautiful doll.

    Cover: “Sung with great success by Gene Greene”. Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide : Stanley Mullen, [1905]. “Mullen’s popular sixpenny edition”. Folio, cloth backed illustrated wrappers, front cover with inset portrait of Gene Greene and original owner’s inscription ‘Roland Thomas 1911’; [3] pp of music notation, plus [3] pp advertisements for Mullen’s; original label and wet stamps …

  • # 19310

    ROMA, Caro (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Don’t you mind it, honey

    Cover: “Miss Nella Webb’s Artistic Triumph” / “A Southern heart song”. Sydney : Albert & Son, [c.1906]. Folio, pictorial wrappers, portrait of Miss Nella Webb to front (bottom edge of upper wrapper a little roughened), [3] pp of music notation, arrangement for voice and piano, lower wrapper with advertisement; a very good copy. Two copies are …

  • # 19309

    BREEN, Harry J. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Honey.

    Cover: “The Celebrated 1000 Dollar Prize Winner, awarded by the New York Journal” / “Introduced &​ sung with tremendous success by the American baritone Post Mason.” Sydney : Albert & Son, [c.1903]. “Albert’s 6d pops, no. 104.” Folio, pictorial wrappers, upper wrapper with portrait of singer Post Mason, original owner’s inscription ‘Mr. R Thomas’ and …

  • # 19393

    MILLS, Kerry (music); SHIELDS, Ren (words)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The longest way ’round is the sweetest way home.

    Cover: “The great phonograph song success. Sung by Will Oakland on Edison Record No. 145.” Sydney : Albert & Son, [c.1908]. “Albert’s 6d pops, no. 261.” Folio, pictorial wrappers, original owner’s inscription ‘Roland Thomas’, [3] pp of music notation, arrangement for voice and piano; lower wrapper with advertisements; first leaf of score with vertical gutter crease …

  • # 18696

    WILLIAMS, W.R. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I’d love to live in loveland with a girl like you

    Cover: “Featured with immense success by Maude Terry in J.C. Williamson’s spectacular pantomime “Forty Thieves””. Sydney : Albert & Son, [c.1912]. Folio, pictorial wrappers with cloth backstrip, portrait of Maude Terry to front (original owner’s inscription ‘Roland Thomas, Port Melbourne’ and label and wet stamp of Turner’s Music Stores, Melbourne), [4] pp of music notation, arrangement …

  • # 18695

    ARMSTRONG, Tom (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Just as the church bells chime

    Cover: “Sets of American lantern slides may be obtained for this song”. Melbourne : A.M. Dinsdale, [c.1910]. “Dinsdale’s Popular 6d. edition, no. 147”. Folio, pictorial wrappers, [4] pp of music notation, advertisment on rear wrapper for ‘Dinsdale’s List of Popular Music Successes’; a fine copy. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections.

  • # 18694

    McALISTER, Ward (words); SLATER, Joe (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Just a bunch of shamrock

    Cover: “A song that touches every Irish heart”. Sydney : Tivoli Music Co. [imprint pasted over with “Sutton’s sixpenny edition” label], [c.1909]. “Price two shillings”. Folio, pictorial wrappers with cloth backstrip (original owner’s inscription of R. Thomas to front), 3 pp music notation, arrangement for voice and piano; a fine copy. Appears completely unrecorded in …

  • # 18693

    MORLEY, Arthur (words); CAMERON, Rodger (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] I am the demon king

    Cover: “Sung by Charles Howard in J.C. Williamson’s pantomime “Humpty Dumpty””. Melbourne, Bendigo & Geelong : Allan & Co., [c.1909]. One shilling edition. Folio, pictorial wrappers with vignette portrait of Charles Howard (original owner’s inscription of Mr. R. Thomas to front), 3 pp music notation, arrangement for voice and piano; rear cover with music for …

  • # 18682

    ZOO, T. Z.

    Songs of Cathay. An anthology of songs current in various parts of China among her people.

    Shanghai : Kwang Hsueh Publishing House, 1931. 5th impression. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. 58; with music notation and lyrics.

  • # 18428

    GILBERT, M. [Gabriel] (c. 1620 - 1680)

    Cinquante pseaumes de David,

    mis en vers François. Amsterdam : Abraham Wolfgang, 1681. Seconde édition, reveue & corrigée sur les mémoires de l’auteur après sa mort & augmentee du decalogue & du Cantique de Simeon. Duodecimo, full polished calf, ruled in gilt, spine with gilt-lettered morocco title label and Royal armorial crest, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers with owner’s label Wekerlin, …

  • # 18552

    LESLIE, Edgar (words); PIANTADOSI, Al (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Won’t you even say hello?

    Cover: “Sung artistically by Manuel Romain on Edison Record no. 10118”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [1908]. “Davis’ Popular Sixpenny Edition”. Folio, pictorial wrappers (original owner’s inscription of Mr. Roland Thomas, Port Melbourne, to front), 3 pp musical notation, arrangement for voice and piano; rear cover with music for Beautiful Eyes by Whiting, de …