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Author Name    James, Philip

Title   Early Keyboard Instruments from Their Beginnings to the Year 1820

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Good Plus

Edition   First Edition

Size   4to - over 9" - 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.

Price = 30.00 USD

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