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Auction: Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 9 June 2010
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Bach, Johann Sebastian.

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000
ca. US$11,800 - US$14,750
Price realised:  £10,000
ca. US$14,750
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Bach, Johann Sebastian. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE FRENCH SUITE NO.5, BWV 816, with the title page "G Dur 1 Clavier Suite bestehend in Allemanden, Couranten, Gavotten etc: von Johann Sebastian Bach. hochfürst[lichen] Anholt Cöthnischen würck[lichen] Capellmeister und Directore Chori Musici Lipsiensis", comprising seven movements, the Gavotte placed third (Allemande, Courante, Gavotte, Sarabande, Bourée, Loure, Gigue), notated for keyboard in dark brown ink on six two-stave systems per page, with a few later annotations in light brown ink, the title-page possibly in a different hand from the music 11 pages, folio (c.32 x 23.5cms), 12-stave paper, title and music annotated in another early hand, including the price ("[Mk]1.8"), [Hamburg, second half of the eighteenth-century (before 1785)], original stitching, browning to leading edge of title page

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 9 Jun 2010
Address: Sotheby's