Very Good. This Stated First Edition book is in very good condition. The binding is tight and pages are clean. The cover has bumps and scuffs. The corners have been bumped. There is no creasing on the spine.
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Foreword by Andre Watts. Clean and unmarked illustrated wrappers with faint wear to extremities. Tight glued binding. Filled with b/w illustrations throughout. Pages very clean and free from any markings, not toned. An entertaining and informative book about pianos and keyboards, their history, those who play and live them. It presents a colorful look at the piano's past, including its invention by Bartolommeo Cristofori, an 18th century Florentine instrument maker. It also includes a vast assortment of piano lore and practical advice. And also a look at America's love affair with the piano and anecdotes about such stars as Arthur Rebenstein, Liberace, Claude Bolling, Teddy Wilson, Herbis Hancock, and others. 166 pages. 7.5 x 9.25 inches. 1983, J.P. Tarcher, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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