Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI Search this
Charles, Jacques Alexandre César 1746-1823 Search this
4 unnumbered pages : illustrations, music
Songs and music
Sheet music covers
"A.P.D.R."--Avec pivilège du Roi.
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Facsimile reproduction. [New York, N.Y.? : New York Public Library?, 19--]. 16 x 20 cm. Reproduction on 1 unfolded sheet: p. [1, 4] on recto, p. [2-3] on verso. s19uu nyun r
NASMRB facsimile copy mq1688316 has red stamps of former owner: "N.Y. Public Library Picture Collection" on recto, at foot of the t.p., and "Property of the New York Public Library Picture Collection" on verso. Also stamped "Exhibitions" with "#45" (in pencil) on verso.
NASMRB has another facsimile copy (4 sheets) with descriptive captions in Italian at the bottom of each page. NASMRB also has a sheet with a negative image of the recto of the publication.
Contra-dance instruction manual with dance notation, a description of the dance figures, and music (dance tune without harmony or figured bass) for bass and violin. Title page includes a picture of a man running or dancing near a flying balloon. Possibly a reference to Jacques Alexandre Charles' balloon, "The Globe," which landed at Gonesse, France, August, 27, 1783, and frightened the villagers.