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[book cover: Five London Piano Makers] Five London Piano Makers
Brinsmead, Challen, Collard, Danemann, Welmar

by Alastair Laurence

The artistic, technical and commercial aspects of piano making, illustrated by the histories of five famous firms: with biographies of the colourful characters who created them, and anecdotes from the factory floor [more about this book]. For a sequel, scroll down to the next item.

Softback, 136 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–1–3

This book is officially out of print, but we have a few last copies available, price: £15.00 plus post & packing

[book cover: More London Piano Makers] More London Piano Makers
Eavestaff, Rogers, Squire, Knight, Chappell, Hopkinson

by Alastair Laurence

This is a sequel to Five London Piano Makers by the same author (see above), with histories of six more piano-making firms, presenting a picture of a bustling craft industry based in the streets around Camden Town in North London [more about this book].

Softback, 144 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–4–4

Price: £15.00 plus post & packing

[book cover: The Mirror of Human Life] The Mirror of Human Life

by Jane Clark and Derek Connon

A handbook to François Couperin’s harpsichord pieces, with explorations of the social, literary and theatrical worlds from which he drew so much of his inspiration. This is a second, revised edition of the book first published by King’s Music in 2002, incorporating the latest research and including a new essay by Jane Clark on the architecture of the Ordres [more about this book].

Softback, 224 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–3–7

Price: £14.50 plus post & packing.

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[book cover: Clavichord Tuning and Maintenance] Clavichord Tuning and Maintenance
by Peter Bavington

The indispensable guide for all clavichord owners, amateur or professional. The second edition, fully revised and updated [more about this book].

Softback, 224 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–2–0


A new edition is in preparation. Please e-mail us for further information or to reserve a copy in advance.

[book cover: Portuguese Stringed Keyboard Instruments] Cordofones de Tecla Portugueses do Século XVII/Portuguese Stringed Keyboard Instruments of the 18th Century by Gerhard Doderer and John Henry Van Der Meer

The definitive book on Portuguese clavichords, harpsichords and fortepianos, written by two foremost experts in the subject. [more about this book].

Softback, 498 pages, 109 plates, nearly all in full colour. Complete text in both English and Portuguese. Originally published by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. ISBN 978–9–72666–077–4

Price: £39.00 plus post & packing

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[book cover: The Hubert Clavichord Data Book] The Hubert Clavichord Data Book

by Koen Vermeij

A study of all eighteen surviving clavichords made by Christian Gottlob Hubert (1714–1793), illustrated with over 700 photos and comprehensive descriptions of each instrument. New edition, published by Keyword Press [more about this book].

Hardback, 304 pages. ISBN 978–0–9555590–5–1

Price: £90.00 plus post & packing.


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