Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments
Author: Q David Bowers
Hard cover - very good condition. Fine edition.
The "Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments" by Q. David Bowers is a comprehensive reference work that delves into the fascinating world of mechanical music devices. This exhaustive volume provides a wealth of information about a wide range of automatic musical instruments, from player pianos and music boxes to orchestrions and band organs. Through detailed descriptions and numerous photographs, Bowers guides readers through the history, mechanics, and evolution of these remarkable machines, offering insights into their cultural significance and the intricate craftsmanship behind them. This book serves as an invaluable resource for collectors, historians, and enthusiasts, shedding light on the intricate world of automatic musical instruments and preserving the rich heritage of mechanical music for generations to come.
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