The Book of Whistles: An Illustrated Book on Organ Cases: with Notes on Organs at Home and Abroad. John NORBURY.
The Book of Whistles: An Illustrated Book on Organ Cases: with Notes on Organs at Home and Abroad
The Book of Whistles: An Illustrated Book on Organ Cases: with Notes on Organs at Home and Abroad
The Book of Whistles: An Illustrated Book on Organ Cases: with Notes on Organs at Home and Abroad

The Book of Whistles: An Illustrated Book on Organ Cases: with Notes on Organs at Home and Abroad

London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1877.

Large folio. Full purple cloth with titling and illustration of an organ gilt to upper, yellow endpapers. 1f. (recto blank, verso lithographic frontispiece in color of "St. Pauls Cathedral London. Old Organ"), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso printer's note), 1f. (recto author's preface with printed date of April 1877, verso blank), 1f. (contents), 1f. (list of illustrations), 1f. (recto "Index to Notes on Organs," verso blank), 32 pp.

With chapters including The Box of Whistles; The Organ Case; What a Good Case Should Be; The Arrangement of the Pipes; The Choir Organ as a Separate Case; and the Minor Details of an Organ, followed by Notes on Organs at Home and Abroad.

With 20 full-page lithographic illustrations in color of organs at St. Paul's, London; St. Lawrence, Jewry, London; St. Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge; St. Sepulchre's, London; St. Wolfram, Abbeville; St. Etienne, Beauvais; The Cathedral at Rheims; The Cathedral, Rouen; St. Maclou, Rouen; St. Ouen, Rouen; The Cathedral, Troyes; The Cathedral, Antwerp; St. Paul's Antwerp; St. Ravon, Ghent; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; St. John's, Gouda; St. Bavon, Haarlem; St. Jans Kerk, Hertogenbosch; St. Lawrence, Rotterdam; and The Cathedral, Freiburg-im-Bresgau. Printed on one side of leaf only,

Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor wear and browning; frontispiece detached.

First Edition. Liebenow p. 121.

Item #34933

Price: $350.00  other currencies

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