The Claims of Labour. An Essay on the Duties of the Employers to the Employed.
De Beer Eb 1845 H
Perhaps Harry Soane (1844-1927) or someone in his Oxford Street workshop, produced the bookplate (above) for James E. Matthew in 1877. As per the inscription, Matthew, a musicologist and writer, owned this book from 1857, and in 1907, his ‘entire musical library of some 5000 items’ was bought by an antiquarian book dealer from Berlin. The traffic of books has its own mysteries. Special Collections has one of his books; an incunable (a pre-1501 printed book) on the musical theory of Gregorian chants is owned by the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Arthur Helps, “The Claims of Labour. An Essay on the Duties of the Employers to the Employed.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 4, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11534.