London. The Musical Bouquet. No date. Ca. 1853.
Sheet music 14.25 x 10.25 inches; two sheets (4 pp) including covers. Never bound. Good clean condition, with very faint 4.5 inch fold line from free edge to bottom edge of cover. The half-page illustration on the first page of the sheet music depicts an a group of military horsemen with an elegant woman in the foreground riding side-saddle. The image likely represents Queen Victoria reviewing the assembled soldiers at the Chobham Camp in Surrey where up to 8,000 men were gathered for military maneuvers, drills and exercises in preparation for the looming war with Russia in the Crimea (1854-1856). A striking military-themed image; good clean condition. Item #50953