A Guidebook of Automatic Musical Instruments, Volumes I & II
1967·Vestal, New York
by Bowers, Q. David (editor)
Vestal, New York: Vestal Press, 1967. 1967-68 Edition. Hardcover. G (Ex-art library, with marker mark on outer spine, various identify marks inside first and last pages, incl. pocket and barcode; no dj; pages are tanning in margin; otherwise clean.). Red cloth, gilt letters on spine, 697 pp., profusely illus. in BW. A compilation of illustrations and ads of sales of these kinds of instruments. Both volumes are contained in this one book. Volume I (pp. 1-349) covers Player Pianos, Coin Pianos, Orchestrions, Reproducing Pianos, etc. Volume II (pp. 400-697) covers Cylinder Music Boxes, Disc Music Boxes, Band Organs, Dance and Fair Organs, Roller Organs, Calliopes, Etc. Fun for browsing, especially for keyboard players.
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