# 15798

BLOCKLEY, John (composer); NORTON, Caroline Sheridan

[SHEET MUSIC] Love not : a ballad /​ the music composed by J. Blockley ; the poetry selected from The soorows of Rosalie, written by The Honble. Mrs Norton.

$300.00 AUD

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Sydney : G. Hudson & Co., 377 Pitt Street North, [1849, or earlier]. Folio, disbound, with later paper spine, engraved cover with calligraphic lettering in a variety of fonts, 5 pp of music notation; a very good copy.

A scarce Sydney sheet music imprint from the pre-gold rush period. Only two copies of this edition are recorded in Australian collections: the National Library of Australia, in its Musica Australis collection, holds a copy of the “third edition” inscribed “Jane Elisabeth Boston July 23rd 1849”, which helps greatly in determining an approximate publication date; the State Library of New South Wales also holds a copy, to which it ascribes a broad date range of 1840 to 1860.