This superior study by a leading authority is considered the definitive work on woodwinds. The two-part survey combines a discussion of design and construction with a detailed history of the evolution of instruments from earliest times to the present. Foreword by Sir Adrian Boult. Includes 75 illustrations, 25 musical examples, and 16 fingering charts.
First edition 1957.
Dover reprints made from 3rd edition Faber and Faber., London, 1977