While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Gold a Receipt for Love BIC54 $155
Each print measures approximately 9
inches wide by 14 1/4 inches long
We are delighted to offer prints from this very rare
work, with original copper engravings of English songs
set to music by such luminaries as Handel, Purcell,
Haydn, Corelli & others. Prints from this work are
rarely offered, as the work in its entirety is now
priced at $30,000 or more. We were fortunate to find a
fragment which has been professionally restored by an
English expert, and then beautifully hand colored.
This superb series of engraved musical pieces was
first published in parts of four plates each and issued
fortnightly between 1737 and 1739. Each print is headed
by a charming engraved vignette with scenes of
contemporary life illustrative of the song, in a mature
rococo style, some in the French manner after Watteau.
It is Bickhamís masterpiece & the first work of its
type in England. Many more followed this initial
resounding success. We are particularly pleased to
present this ancient work, with music written by such
great musicians as Handel & published during his
lifetime. We do consider it eminently suitable for the
date as there are many beautiful love songs.
Each print measures approximately 9 inches wide by 14
1/4 inches long. The paper is fine, high quality hand
made chain lined paper, light creamy in color. On many,
there is a very unusual unicorn watermark, similar to
the one seen in the first issue of Chaucerís Canterbury
tales. The condition of these prints is excellent, with
the paper almost entirely free of foxing. There is no
descriptive text. Please inspect the image carefully, as
it is very accurate. These prints are about 270 years
old and represent an enchanting part of our musical
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