Scrapbook documenting performances by the Distin family from the 1840s onwards.

A scrapbook of press cuttings from British and continental European newspapers documenting performances by the Distin family of brasswind players, from March 1844 to February 1849. Inscribed in black ink inside the back cover is ‘Mr Distin/London 1831’ (probably John Henry Distin [1793-1863] the founder of the Distin dynasty of brasswind players and makers). The second illustration of the Distin family in the book is based on the well-known lithograph by Charles Baugniet (1814-86). The ends of cardboard, covered with leather stamped with a design of foliage.

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