Title Early Keyboard Instruments from Their Beginnings to the Year 1820
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good Plus
Edition First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher London, England Peter Davies Ltd. 1930
Seller ID 007213
First printing of the first edition. Printed by Charles Whittingham and Griggs, London, and bound by the Chiswick Press, London. Preface dated April 1930. 11 x 8.75 inches. Tan buckram wrap-around spine, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, and beige paper hardboards. The buckram along the spine is mottled, merely a cosmetic issue. Moderately bumped spine tail, with pronounced bumping to the lower corners. Text block is firmly bound in. Top edge tinted a bright yellow. xviii and 153 numbered pages, including a frontispiece portrait of Violet Woodhouse playing her harpsichord, and with LXV monochrome plates, most of which are full-page. All pages, including text and plates, printed on eggshell-colored matte stock. A few very faint spots to a few of the text pages. Else a very clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. A Mylar sheet protects the binding. A Good Plus copy.