FRANCESCO PAOLO TOSTI (1846-1916).
A collection of 4 autograph scores of songs, "Mieux tard que jamais!!", "Minuet (Chorus)", "Suzon" and "Song of the Letter (Lord Lorimer)", the last dated "(Sandringham 23 Jan 95.)", and each signed by the composer, bound in an album of printed scores signed by Princess Victoria (1869-1938). With a quantity of printed music scores, many signed by Princess Victoria, and 2 signed photographs, one dated "May 1927" and inscribed "at Coppins".
Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti, one of the most prolific and influential song writers of his day, was born in Italy in 1846. He settled in England in 1880 and was appointed singing teacher to the British Royal Family. He was knighted in 1908.