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Handbook of the collection of musical instruments in the United States National Museum

Author: Frances Densmore; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1927.
Series: Bulletin (United States National Museum), 136.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of musical instruments in the United States National Museum, in its history and development, is closely associated with two interesting personalities: Dr. G. Brown Goode and Edwin H. Hawley. The work gives descriptions and a bit of history of various types of instruments and provides illustrated plates.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs and collections
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Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957.
Handbook of the collection of musical instruments in the United States National Museum.
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1927
(OCoLC)652274234
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Densmore; Smithsonian Institution.
OCLC Number: 1807539
Notes: At head of title: Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum.
Description: iii, 164 pages, 49 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. pp. 1. Section 1. Solid, sonorous instruments. pp. 2. Section 2. Wind Instruments. pp. 22. Section 3. Drums and other vibrating membranes. pp. 54. Section 4. Stringed Instruments. pp. 71. Bibliography. pp. 111-112. Index pp. 163-164.
Series Title: Bulletin (United States National Museum), 136.
Responsibility: by Frances Densmore.

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This collection of musical instruments in the United States National Museum, in its history and development, is closely associated with two interesting personalities: Dr. G. Brown Goode and Edwin H. Hawley. The work gives descriptions and a bit of history of various types of instruments and provides illustrated plates.

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