Published by Havard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1970
Condition Very Good
The traditions of harpsichord making as they might have been taught to young apprentices in five countries where the craft once flourished, Italy, Flanders, France, England and Germany. The period covered ranges from approximately 1500, when concrete data became available, to 1800, after which the nature of the instrument is no longer of musicological significance. 373pp and over 40 plates which illustrate the most typical harpsichords of each country. Each set of drawings includes a plan drawn to scale, the interior of the instrument, and interesting details of action and construction.