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The Organ — Its Evolution, Principles of Construction and Use - William Leslie Sumner

MacDonald, 1958, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a fraying at the head of the spine. Small owner’s address sticker to the first blank. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.

2nd Impression of the 2nd Edition. [First Edition: 1952] Illustrated with black and white photographs, line drawings and tables. From the cover: “This book, predominantly historical in outlook, provides a comprehensive account of the development of the genuine pipe-organ, an instrument of music with its own identity, from the earliest times until the present century. Several chapters deal with the organ in Britain, America, France, Germany and elsewhere. There is a glossary of organ stops, a section on acoustics, structure and mechanism; also a short section on the use of the organ which might supplement the study of the instrument with a tutor. An extensive appendix contains a large selection of organ specifications, and the book is illustrated with many plates and diagrams. The author believes that in the true organ we have a great and noble heritage that will not be displaced by “electronic” instruments, and with this book he meets a long-felt need in the literature of music.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 466

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