The Piano-Forte, Its History Traced To The Great Exhibition of 1851
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 1933, First Edition. Hardcover. Book, Octavo, rust red cloth with gilt rule and gilt spine title. 432pp. including extensive indices and appendices among which are, Technical Terms, List of Patents, Concerning Wire, Felt-Making: tinder and sponge for hammer heads; process of tanning leather for hammer heads, Prices of Pianofortes and materials used in their manufacture, Select list of English Pianoorte makers in London and its environs up to the year 1851, A Note on pedal signs. Generously illustrated throughout with 31 full page plates (photographs) plus innumerable in-text diagrams, sketches and charts and at least one folding diagram showing the details of the mechanism of a keyboard. A very tight, square, sound and complete volume with bright clear gilt. Discreet prior owner signature on ffep. Some darkening and one stain at top corner of exterior page edges (not affecting interior page edges) . No rubbing, tears etc. to cloth. Some spotting on boards (virtually all on rear panel). Occasional light dust smudges to page margins. NO tears, NO creases, NO marks or stains to the interior. All images and diagrams fine. A very good plus volume. VERY SCARCE. Very Good.
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