Handel's "The Messiah" Oratorio Vocal Score with: School Song Knapsack: A Collection of Songs for Common Schools. George Frideric Handel, Henry R. Pattengill.
Handel's "The Messiah" Oratorio Vocal Score with: School Song Knapsack: A Collection of Songs for Common Schools
Handel's "The Messiah" Oratorio Vocal Score with: School Song Knapsack: A Collection of Songs for Common Schools
Handel's "The Messiah" Oratorio Vocal Score with: School Song Knapsack: A Collection of Songs for Common Schools
Handel's "The Messiah" Oratorio Vocal Score with: School Song Knapsack: A Collection of Songs for Common Schools

Handel's "The Messiah" Oratorio Vocal Score with: School Song Knapsack: A Collection of Songs for Common Schools

New York, NY; Lansing, MI: G. Schirmer, Inc.; Henry R. Pattengill, 1912; 1899. First Editions Thus. Softcovers. Two vintage musical volumes: (1) George Frideric Handel, "The Messiah" Oratorio vocal score, edited by T. Tertius Noble, revised according to Handel's original score by Max Spicker. Large softcover in sewn binding published by G. Schirmer, Inc., New York, copyrighted 1912. As noted with an arrow on front cover, this is one of three publications related to this composition, including "The Choruses" & "Book of Words." Among the most famous works in the prolific canon of Handel (1685-1759), the influential German Baroque classical composer, in this handsome old edition. With publisher's ads on verso of final page leaf, list of its published "Oratorios and Cantatas" on back cover. (2) School Song Knapsack: A Collection of Songs for Common Schools, small softcover booklet in stapled binding compiled & published by Henry R. Pattengill, Lansing, Michigan, copyrighted 1899. With old-fashioned sentimental, patriotic standards including "Home, Sweet Home," "Kind Words Can Never Die," When Johnny Comes Marching Home," Arbor Day Song" & many others; pious religious songs; songs with original lyrics that are to put it mildly politically incorrect per today's enlightened standards such as "My Old Kentucky Home"; & some very local Michigan songs including the stirring "Michigan, My Michigan." Lyrics only. With Publisher's ads on inner covers, rear endpaper; lists of its "Popular Books" on back cover. A stately version of a classical masterpiece; & a charming relic of old-style Americana. (1) in relatively fine unrestored condition with light rubbing, short creasing & occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at/ near edges & corners of same; former owner's pencil signature just below upper right edge of front cover; contemporary stamp of Grand Rapids, Michigan retail seller at mostly blank area below reference to publisher on front cover; mild rubbing & browning to edges of text block. Interior fine with light browning mostly to blank margins of off-white page leaves; small-to-tiny bumps, creases & folds to corners of some page leaves, esp. lower corners of first few of same. (2) fair-to-good with moderate-to-significant rubbing, scratching & creasing to front, back covers & blank spine; moderate wear, creasing & some short, mostly closed tears at edges & corners of same esp. spine-edges & corners; previous owner's ink signature just below upper edge of front cover; moderate-to-significant rubbing, short scratching & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior good with rusted staples exposed at endpapers & inner covers; mild bleeding from same; small-to-tiny bumps, creases & folds to corners of page leaves; quaint gift(?) ink inscription dated "Christmas, 1914" at blank area just below reference to publisher near lower edge of title page. Fine; Fair-Good. [Item #4349]

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