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

MacDonald, 1955, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. DJ faded and quite heavily spotted, a little edgeworn with some small nicks and slight loss. Previous owners inscription to ½-title page. Top edges of text block dusty. Text bright and tight.

Second Edition. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 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. 466pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.

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