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Exquistely illustrated with full color drawings, diagrams, and many photographs throughout, the world of the organ becomes even more wonderful while perusing the eye-popping pages of this handsome, large-format tome. An entire chapter deals with mechansim, with wonderfully clear drawings of how it all works: key-action, stop-action, wind system, and pipes, both reed and flue. Next comes a chapter on ancient organs from the hydraulis to the 1400s. Then, magnificent examples of organs built in the 16th through the 20th centuries in three chapters. The text is entirely in German with no translation, but the illustrations are largely self explanatory. 96 pages, hardbound.