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Bonhte (D.): Au Temps des Bites Musique des Origines aux Orgues de Fte Foraine
O/P. 175 pages, illus., 1972. A book on music boxes of all types and sizes, from small snuff boxes to fairground organs. With record containing 18 tunes recorded from a range of music boxes. A very good copy with good dust jacket. [French language] (Ref: K3256 - V2)

Price: 20.00

Chapuis (A.):  Histoire de la Boite A Musique et de la Musique Mcanique

Chapuis (A.): Histoire de la Boite A Musique et de la Musique Mcanique
O/P. 319 pages, 297 b&w illustrations, 9 colour plates, 1955. The history of mechanical music including music boxes and musical clocks. A very good copy, hardback edition. [French language] (Ref: K3254 - C2)

Price: 95.00
Cloutman (E.W.):  English & Scottish Musical Clocks

Cloutman (E.W.): English & Scottish Musical Clocks
O/P. 58 pages, 2000. Contemporary scores from longcase and bracket clocks to aid dating and restoration. The book includes scores, which will be of help in identifying tunes on other clocks. A useful book for the enthusiast and restorer. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K77 - E7)

Price: 30.00
Mayson (G.T.):  Mechanical Singing-Bird Tabatires

Mayson (G.T.): Mechanical Singing-Bird Tabatires
O/P. 256 pages, over 200 colour illustrations, 2000. The book opens with a brief historical survey then progresses to the restoration of movements, birds and boxes. Singing bird boxes are much sought after today; this book is the only work on the subject and has become very hard to find. Written by a dedicated restorer who was well respected throughout Europe and the USA. Now hard to find. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K2730 - P1)

Price: 250.00

Mosoriak (R.): The Curious History of Musical Boxes
O/P. 242 pages, 41 plates plus 30 photographs of the Clara Dawes Collection, 1st edition, 1943. This book has lots of information including a checklist of makers and a listing of all U.S. patents issued concerning music boxes. A good copy, boards a little worn to edges. (Ref: K218 - M3)

Price: 25.00

Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): Musical Box - a History and Collector's Guide

Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): Musical Box - a History and Collector's Guide
O/P. 409 pages, 161 plates, 45 figures, 1980. A detailed study on the birth and evolution of cylinder and disc musical boxes by an acknowledged expert. The book has a list of makers, patentees and agents as well as a guide to tune sheets and their identification. A very good copy with good dust jacket (tear to head of spine). (Ref: K230 - F6)

Price: 75.00
Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Box - A Guide for Collectors Including a Guide to Values

Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Box - A Guide for Collectors Including a Guide to Values
NEW. 343 pages, 330 plates, 78 figs, 1995. This is the most recent and best of Ord-Hume's books on musical boxes and is the definitive history of mechanical music, its instruments and their development and technology. The book illustrates the various types of mechanism and includes patents, makers' trade marks and tune sheets. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1653)

Price: 66.50
Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Clock - Musical & Automaton Clocks and Watches

Ord-Hume (A.W.J.G.): The Musical Clock - Musical & Automaton Clocks and Watches
NEW. 352 pages, well illustrated in colour and b&w, 1995. The definitive work on musical clocks, including the tunes played, and notes on their makers. A very useful book for collectors. With dust jacket. (Ref: N231)

Price: 49.99

Reeve (C.B.): The Musical Clock
O/P. 125 pages, 59 figs., 1975. Information and plans to build a 3-train, weight-driven musical clock movement. The book was written for the average model engineer who has a 2½" lathe and associated equipment. A very good copy, the dust jacket good but worn to top edges. (Ref: K778 - R1)

Price: 25.00

Ryder (S.H.) & Eric (C.): Music in Time: A Special Exhibition of Musical Boxes
O/P. 80 pages, illustrated, 1990. The catalogue of an exhibition, all 64 items are illustrated and described. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2947 - M3)

Price: 7.00

Tallis (D.): Musical Boxes
O/P. 143 pages, illustrated, 1971. A useful guide to cylinder and disc type musical boxes, including singing bird automata, written by a serious collector. With presentation inscription signed by author on ffep. Good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K997 - R1)

Price: 5.00

Wendel (S.): Datenspeicher-Musikinstrumente / Data Storage Musical Instruments / Instruments de Musique Programme Pr-Enregistr
O/P. 265 pages plus adverts, illus., 2002. A history of self-playing musical instruments (music boxes, barrel organs, pianolas, orchestrions, etc) with illustrations and descriptions of the instruments in Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett - a specialist museum in Germany. A fine copy. [German, English and French languages] (Ref: K3120 - L3)

Price: 40.00

Wurlitzer (R.) & Co.: Music Boxes of 1898
O/P. [23 pages], illustrated, reprinted 1973. The music box sections from the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company (of Cincinnati, Ohio) catalogue of 1898. A fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K2965 - BX9)

Price: 9.00

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