Concert programme with embossed Royal Arms and exquisite lace-paper border produced by Joseph Mansell.
Buckingham Palace, June 23, 1869, 203 x 254mm (8 x 10in).
Amongst the performers is, Adelina Patti, an Italian-French 19th-century opera singer, who earned huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America.
She first sang in public as a child in 1851, and gave her last performance before an audience in 1914. Patti remains one of the most famous sopranos in history, owing to the purity and beauty of her lyrical voice.