1819.080: New Guida di Musica.

Published: 1819

Full Title: New guida di musica, or, Book of instructions for beginners on the piano forte. To which is added a variety of fingered lessons from the works of the most eminent masters, the whole arranged, selected & composed by N.B. Challoner.

Author: Challoner, Neville Butler (b. 1784).

Place Issued: Norfolk

Issuing Press: George Balls

Description: 1 musical score [29 pgs.].


Only known title bearing an imprint for George Balls in Norfolk; Balls was a London music publisher (as part of James & George Balls) who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1816; kinsman Thomas Balls also emigrated about that time to Norfolk, where he acted as an agent for the family's publications; this title indicates that George briefly joined Thomas in Norfolk in 1819 as the printing trade in Philadelphia was disrupted by the financial panic of that year; George later returned to Philadelphia to conduct his business throughout the antebellum era. The New Guida di Musica was first published in London in 1810 by James & George Balls. While recorded in Shaw & Shoemaker, the Early American Imprints Series has not processed a digital image of the imprint, making it accessible only in the obsolete micro-opaque edition.

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