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1001 BANJOS -
(Published by Kodansha International, 1993)
I have on offer a second-
The colour photographs are absolutely magnificent, providing vivid details of the instruments. The whole book is printed using the finest quality paper and it has been bound using the finest quality white leather, which has been embossed on the front cover and which has gilded text and embossing on the cover of the spline. The top edge of each page is gilded and the book is protected by an attractive and substantial printed dust jacket. The size of a very large Encyclopaedia, this book comes in an 11" x 14" x 4" presentation brown hardcover box with gilt writing and embossing on the front cover and on the spline.
This book is universally recognised as the best book about Banjos ever produced -
Late Victorian English Banjos,
English Zither Banjos,
English Presentation Banjos,
American Classic Banjos,
S. S. Stewart,
French Mandolin Banjos,
Gibson Custom Instruments.
Also included is much historical information including notes on Banjo Construction & Nomenclature, Serial Numbers & Price Lists, and at the start of each chapter there are full details about what is to follow, including information about the the major companies and the banjos that they produced.
* This is a book the like of which had never been published previously nor is ever likely to be published again. It is an extremely important reference book that no-
Both books are in excellent condition they come complete with their original hard covers (showing some minor wear along the edges) but the more expensive one comes complete with a very rare (limited edition) pack of Akira Tsumura Banjo Playing Cards together with a colour poster showing multiple ornate banjo headstocks and signed by Akira Tsumura himself .
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