Various composers; HUDSON, George (publisher)
[SHEET MUSIC] A Selection of Favourite Waltzes, composed & arranged for the Piano Forte by Strauss, Labitzky &c.
Sydney : Printed & Sold by Hudson & Co., 377, Pitt Street North, [probably late 1840s]. Small folio, front wrapper with engraved decorative calligraphy by C. Ashton, original paper spine, 3 pages of music notation (arrangements for piano of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell Waltz; the anonymous Isabella Waltz; Waltz from the Ballad of “We Met”, arranged by Betts); in fine condition.
A very scarce early edition of waltz music issued by Sydney music seller and publisher George Hudson. Although its engraved cover is identical, the contents in the National Library of Australia’s copy (NK7395) differ completely from the present example, leading us to suspect that the beautiful cover – which would certainly have been expensive to print – was used by Hudson for a variety of different waltz selections.