Sheet Music

  • # 22678

    RATTRAY, Alan M. (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY] Jack tar : nautical march song, and chorus.

    Cover: “Artistically portrayed with grand success by Post Mason”. Sydney : D. Davis & Co., [1906]. Folio, original wrappers, the front featuring a striking black-and-white design of a sailor in front of a Sydney Harbour backdrop, wet stamp of Melbourne music seller Sutton’s at bottom edge, lower wrapper with music for ‘A Nigger’s Paradise’ and …

  • # 22641

    Hamonika Gakufu [ハーモニカ楽譜]

    Tokyo : Shochiku Kinema: Bikuta, etc., Showa 3-6 [1928-31]. Two Japanese music scores for the harmonica, offset-printed covers stunningly designed in an early Showa style by notable illustrators, pamphlets measuring 26.3x19cm, each pp. 4  (including wrappers), light edgewear and soiling, overall very good. . A nice pair with covers representative of art deco design popular in Japan during the …

  • # 22638


    [RELIGION] The Gideon lamp and pitcher songs

    / composed and compiled by P.P. Bilhorn under the auspices of the National Organization for the Christian Commercial Traveling Men and all Christian workers. Melbourne; Ballarat; Bendigo; Geelong : Sutton’s, [circa 1910]. Octavo, original cloth backed illustrated wrappers, stapled, 95 pp, music notation throughout (arrangements for voice and piano); a good copy. Two copies are recorded …

  • # 22283

    GORDON, Adam Lindsay (1833-1870) (words); FURLONG, W.R.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Uphold the sports of our land (in utrumque paratus).

    Melbourne : W.R. Furlong, [1920]. Folio, original wrappers, 3 pp, lyrics printed as text on p 1, music notation pp 2-3 (arrangement for voice and piano); a fine copy. The moral of colonial balladeer Adam Lindsay Gordon’s poem, set to music by W.R. Furlong, is that when we play sport we should learn to give …

  • # 22281

    LITTLE, Marsh (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Boys of the Dardanelles : song.

    Cover: Dedicated to the men who answered the call. The Australian public is thrilled through and through by the deeds of the Australians at the Dardanelles. A landing fight unprecedented in the History of War, carried out with a courage, initiative and dash which have left the world amazed … “Sydney Sun”. Sydney : W.J. …

  • # 22278

    ST. ROQUE, Lorelei

    [SHEET MUSIC] Valse Australis

    Cover: Dedicated to Young Australians. Melbourne, Sydney : Australian Music Publishing Company, [c.1901]. Folio, illustrated front cover, the design featuring gum leaves, a map of Australia and the Southern Cross, printed in blue and gold by Reporter Print of Box Hill, Melbourne (light marks and small loss at upper right corner), 4 pp of music notation …

  • # 22398

    HATES, Henry T. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] For the term of his natural life

    Cover: Specially written & featured in association with the presentation of the Union Master world production “For the Term of His Natural Life”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1927]. Folio, illustrated wrappers, front with original music seller’s stamp (C. Gregory, Lithgow) and first owner’s name (G. Manton-Hall), wrappers with wear at edges and a tiny …

  • # 22285

    RENTOUL, Annie R.; PETERSON, Georgette; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    More Australian songs for young and old

    More Australian songs for young and old. Melbourne: George Robertson & Company, [1913]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (white out to upper wrapper, repeated verso, bookplate), 36 pp., illustrated.  Muir 6349.

  • # 22284

    RENTOUL, Annie R.; PETERSON, Georgette; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    Bush songs of Australia for young and old.

    Words by Annie R. Rentoul. Music by Georgette Peterson. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., n.d. [c. 1910]. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers (signed in the image I.S.R.O.), upper wrapper with previous owner’s name erased with white our, repeated verso, bookplate, presentation inscription dated 1919, pp. 36, numerous full page plates …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …