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Kirby, Percival R

The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa

Published: Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, 1968

Edition: Second edition reprint (first edition, 1934, by Oxford University Press)

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The two-colour varnished dustjacket is complete and not price-clipped (R8/three pounds 10s), but is rubbed and chipped. The dark blue cloth-boards, gilt to the spine, are almost as-new; the binding is tight; and the plain endpapers have only a few pencil marks at the front. The contents - frontispiece + xxiii + 293 pp of text with music notations + 73 captioned plates on art paper - are unmarked, bright and undiscoloured.

This remains a standard work on the subject and, if it were not for the rubbed dustjacket, this copy would be rated Fine.

  • Jacket Condition: Fair to Good
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 255 x 195
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft, or, for overseas buyers, PayPal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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