Printed portrait of HW Hill in a mixed lot sold for £470 by Lawrences.

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One contained a quantity of 19th century and later theatre and concert bills, flyers, etc, along with many newspaper cuttings, while the other offered some 80 or so letters addressed to a H Hill.

The latter bore the signatures of Louis Spohr, Hector Berlioz, Vincent Novello and many other figures in the musical world.

A third, very mixed lot that sold for £470 at the March 17 sale included the printed portrait of HW Hill shown here, which he has inscribed at the base to a Francis Paule.